Shanda Gentry IACCP®

Chief Compliance Officer, Partner

Meet Shanda

What do you love most about being part of Aspiriant?

How we all work for the clients as a team, regardless of whether the client ever even meets us.

What professional accomplishments are you most proud of?

Being a compliance professional! While it isn’t always glamorous work, we are there to protect our clients, our colleagues and our firm, and that makes me proud.

What quality of yours makes you best suited to what you do?

Organization. There are many pieces to the work that we do, and organization is important to make sure it all gets done.

What do you love to do outside of work?

Spend time with my kids and their friends who become like my kids.

What would you be doing if you weren't working for Aspiriant?

I would be in politics. I majored in political science, intending to be a judge someday.

What personal accomplishments are you most proud of?

My kids. I couldn’t be more proud of them for choosing their own path, and mostly for being good people.


Shanda joined Aspiriant in 2010 as the Director of Compliance. She has over 31 years of experience within the financial services industry, 21 of them specifically in compliance. In addition to her compliance and records management responsibilities, Shanda is also a member of Aspiriant’s National Leadership Team, Editorial Committee, Enhanced Controls Committee, and Information and Cybersecurity Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Shanda spent 11 years at Fifth Third Securities in the Cincinnati office focusing on Municipal & Risk Securities Compliance. She also worked for Fidelity Investments, Southwest Securities and Ultimus Fund Solutions in various compliance, trading and operational roles.

Shanda earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from Bowling Green State University. She currently participates on multiple committees of her city serving fellow residents.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys watching the Seattle Seahawks, having grown up in Seattle and being a diehard fan since the beginning of the team’s existence.

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