Thomas Obermaier

Chief Executive Officer, Rippe & Kingston Systems, Inc.

Mr. Obermaier is an accomplished leader with a 30-year track record of working with high-growth software and service companies as well as global law firms. He brings a high-energy, collaborative leadership style and a passion for client service and success.

Most recently, Mr. Obermaier has served as the Chief Executive Officer for RDC for more than five years. Prior to joining RDC, he was the Chief Risk Officer for Citigroup’s Global Transaction Services, a wholesale supplier of banking, security and risk services to financial institutions, governments and corporate clients worldwide. As CRO, he was responsible for all risk - including credit, market, operations, liquidity, and regulatory. He managed $1.6 trillion in risk positions daily spread across 104 countries. He was also a member of the Management Committee, whose leadership drove revenue growth from $1.7 billion when he joined to over $10.8 billion when he joined RDC. Previously, Mr. Obermaier held senior leadership roles with Deutsche Bank AG, Bankers Trust Company, and was formerly a practicing attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Mr. Obermaier is an internationally recognized expert on risk matters, particularly regulatory risk and systemic issues surrounding payments and securities settlements. A founding member of the international regulatory council, the Wolfsberg Group, Mr. Obermaier was one of the industry’s first advocates of extending risk management fundamentals to the regulatory compliance arena. A well-regarded risk expert in the anti-money laundering field, he has designed global compliance systems premised on risk management fundamentals.