American Financial Services Association

Sheryl Smith

Sheryl Smith

PeopleWomen's Leadership Council

Sheryl Smith

Chief Compliance Officer
Omni Financial of Nevada, Inc.

Sheryl is the Chief Compliance Officer of Omni Financial Nevada, Inc. Her career spans 38 years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Omni, Sheryl served as CCO and on the Board of Directors for a global fintech organization headquartered in London. Sheryl earned the designation of Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association, and is a member of the American Bankers Association. Recently relocated to Las Vegas to join the Omni Financial team.

Areas of Expertise
Executive Management, Risk Management, Compliance, Strategy, Business Continuity, Board of Directors

Areas of expertise upon which I would like to continue learning.
Compliance, Risk Management

What three keywords best describe you?
Curious, Leader, Courageous

Personal Motto
If you always do what you've always done, you will always have what you've always had.

What are you passionate about?
Learning.

What is something interesting about you that members might not know?
I am an avid motorcycle enthusiast.

Who has been a role model for you?
My father. He taught me the value of working hard and never losing sight of who you are. Never stop learning and evolving.

What are you most proud of?
Being a positive example to a new generation following in our footsteps.

MENTORING
What would you say are the key success factors for a mentoring relationship?
Be an example by doing, not simply saying all the right things.
Make yourself available, even when distance is prohibitive to in-person interaction.

What advice would you give yourself as a young executive?
Listen more and give thoughtful consideration to the spoken word.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started your career?
Everyone you come into contact with, whether the encounter is of a professional or personal nature, can be a contributor to the success of your career. Nurture all contacts and leave a lasting, positive impression.