Catherine Allen is Chairman and CEO of The Santa Fe Group specializing in briefing Executives and Boards of Directors at financial institutions around the world. Her firm advises over 270 corporate companies and provides young entrepreneurs with assessment tools, working groups, conferences, certification programs and publications. Her firm today is the “go to experts” on third party risk and widely respected by the entrepreneurship community in the United States. She is also a celebrated American entrepreneur. Over the course of her career, Catherine has been heavily engaged with a variety of start-up companies to develop some of the most useful tools in the financial services industry including Smart Cards, the talking Yellow Pages, and screen based Telephone. Cathy is also a Professor at American University’s Kogod School of Business where she established the school’s internationally famous Entrepreneurship Institute which is one of the best Entrepreneurship Institute’s in the United States.