Chief Compliance Officer
Mitch Avnet serves as the Chief Compliance Officer at Melius Research and is the founder and Managing Partner of Compliance Risk Concepts (“CRC”). Mr. Avnet was previously a member of the Corporate Leadership Group (CLG) at Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. In this position, he had direct oversight of the company’s anti-money laundering, privacy, ethics, and compliance risk management programs. Mr. Avnet was also responsible for Lincoln’s Compliance and Ethics Technology strategic initiatives and was a member of the Social Media Governance Committee. In this capacity, he directly influenced LFG’s overall strategy toward the implementation and usage of social media outlets across the LFG footprint. Throughout the course of Mr. Avnet’s 24-year career in the financial services industry, he has worked for top-tier investment banks, commercial banks and hedge funds.
Mr. Avnet maintains the Series 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 14, 24, 55, 63 and 65 securities license designations. He earned a B.S. in Economics, graduating magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Oneonta.