Stephen Cheeseman CAMS

Head of Business Affairs and Alliances, Thinktum

Stephen Cheeseman brings 25 years of legal and compliance leadership with financial services and technology driven companies. In his current role with the tech incubator, Thinktum Inc, he leads the due diligence on Fintech and Medtech startups as the Head of Business Affairs and Alliances. His previous experience includes compliance roles with Canada Protection Plan, HSBC Canada and 15 years in legal and compliance leadership with Foresters Financial in the US and Canada. Prior to that he advised clients on software acquisition and distribution in Asia, South America and the US. He is an admitted and qualified lawyer in Canada, the US and the UK. Credentialed as an CIPP, CAMS and a Canadian Securities Institute Qualified Chief Compliance Officer, Stephen is a passionate and industry recognized speaker on the intersection of FinTech and regulation. He is also published internationally including his recent October 2018 article in the UKs Lawyers Monthly on “The Global Regulatory Sandbox – Time to Stop Playing and Get Serious”.