About Us

Cost-effective Digital Compliance for Financial Services

VigilantCS is an innovative producer of digital platforms that cost-effectively manage and monitor conduct risk and staff-level compliance. Our proprietary solutions transform a necessary function into a strategic advantage.

VigilantCS provides the basis for a common industry-wide platform to drive down compliance costs and to support industry best practices and benchmarks. Our solutions benefit all key constituencies responsible for ensuring staff regulatory requirements are met.

 

Our Core Solutions Team

Robert Kirwin
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
LLB, University of Windsor; MBA, York University

Rob has held executive and senior-level roles in legal and compliance capacities in securities commissions and investment companies in Ontario and British Columbia. He is a member of the IIAC FinTech Working Group and of the Federation of Mutual Fund Dealers (FMFD).

 

Geoffrey Pille
Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder
BMath, University of Waterloo; MBA, McGill University

Geoff is a versatile and innovative technology-oriented senior executive with experience in IT, information security, privacy and risk management in several sectors, including financial services. His expertise includes FinTech/RegTech, Information Security/Privacy & IT Risk Management.

 

Jade Yu Han
Behavioural Scientist
M.Sc., business studies (HRM/OB Track), University of Amsterdam

Jade is a PhD candidate in management-organizational behaviour at Carleton University, Ottawa. A former associate senior section member for the China Banking Regulatory Commission, Jade developed the initial base to collect information for the VigilantCS behavioural and machine learning algorithm.

 

VigilantCS has partnered with Vuja De to develop a leading regtech solution:

Rohit Mathur
Managing Director

Rohit is a business technologist with proven record of developing concepts for and building enterprise SaaS and data products and for building global Fintech and RegTech teams.

Kamal Bhatt
Senior Software Engineer

Aman Gautam
Software Engineer

Pawan Saket
Software Engineer

VigilantCS – Select Achievements

Grants
  • NSERC – Seneca Insurance Co-Project to build business staff compliance requirements for life and health insurance industry – 2019
  • National Research Council (Innovation Research Assistance Program) – May 2018
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Cybersecurity Fintech Innovation Pilot Program (CFIP) – March 2018
Accolades
  • Deloitte – RegTech Universe Compliance – 2019
  • Named Top 25 Up and Coming ICT Company by the Branham Group Inc. –July 2018
  • One of only three Canadian firms listed on RegTech 100 – February 2017
Presentations
  • NCFA Fintech and Financing Conference – FFCON – April 2019
  • IIAC – FinTech Summit– June 2019
  • CRTA – Innovative Technology to Manage Conduct Risk– May 2019
  • IIAC FinTech Summit (Montreal) – October 2018
  • EY Wave Makers – September 2018
  • IIAC FinTech Summit – June 2018
  • Rotman Machine Learning Conference – May 2018
  • Canada Fintech Forum and Sibos (Montréal) – October 2017
Appointments
  • OSC Fintech Advisory Committee – Feb. 2018–Feb. 2019
  • IIAC FinTech Working Group – June 2017
Publications
  • “A Digitized Staff Compliance Program is a Must-Have,” Rob Kirwin, NCFA Blockchain Fintech CONFIDENTIAL – July 2019
  • Get Added Value from Your Required Regulatory Compliance System, first VigilantCS whitepaper – September 2018
Engagement
  • Comment letter to CSA re: Proposed National Systems Renewal Program Rule and Related Amendments – July 2019
  • Invest Ottawa Accelerator
  • Federation of Mutual Fund Dealers (FMFD) – Member, July 2019
  • L-Spark – Member, February 2017
  • MaRS – Member, June 2017
Founding
  • Ottawa, Canada, December 2016

 

One of Only Three CDN Companies Named

The RegTech 100 was chosen by leading industry experts following an analysis of 416 RegTech companies undertaken by FinTech Global. VigilantCS is one of only three Canadian and one of only 100 global regtech firms to make the list in 2017.

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2017 Canada FinTech Forum presentation by VigilantCS CEO & Co-founder Rob Kirwin

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