Joan Burns, Global Leader in Financial Services HR, Becomes Treliant’s Chief Human Resources Officer | News Direct

Joan Burns, Global Leader in Financial Services HR, Becomes Treliant’s Chief Human Resources Officer

News release by Treliant

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon Washington, DC | September 07, 2022 09:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time


 Treliant, an essential, consulting partner to the financial industry globally, has named seasoned bank HR executive, Joan Burns to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer.

This position is critical for supporting the rapid growth of Treliant and fulfilling the commitment to employee satisfaction, DE&I, career pathing, and many other critical programs including, helping to drive the company’s empowerment and accountability initiatives.

In addition to leading the firm’s efforts in these areas, Joan will also be a member of the executive leadership team, contributing to the overall strategy and operational direction of the company.

“Our firm prides itself on the caliber of its people and the quality of their work environment,” said David Samuels, Chief Executive Officer at Treliant. “With a broad background in HR, benefits and recruiting, combined with extensive financial services knowledge and experience, Joan is uniquely positioned to help us create a global environment of excitement, job satisfaction, and long-term retention.”

Joan comes to Treliant with over 30 years of experience in human resources for financial services firms, concentrated in Commercial and Retail banking as well as, Capital Markets and Mortgage Lending. She successfully planned and implemented HR processes, programs, and tools with business leaders to build and enhance organizational capability.

Prior to Treliant, Joan was the Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer at Israel Discount Bank of NY for 4 years and spent 25 years at HSBC in a variety of senior roles, two of note, being the Head of Recruitment for US, Canada, and EMEA, and the Head of HR for Commercial Banking in North America.

“Treliant’s team members have impressed me as passionately committed to earning and keeping their client’s trust, by being forward thinking and providing industry leading advice and solutions,” said Joan. “I’m just as passionate about making a positive impact at Treliant, empowering the team through cultural enhancement, robust career development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.”


 Treliant is a consulting firm serving banks, mortgage originators and servicers, FinTechs, and other companies providing financial services globally. We are led by practitioners from the industry and the regulatory community who bring deep domain knowledge to help our clients drive business change and address the most pressing compliance, regulatory, and operational challenges. We provide data-driven, technology-enabled advisory, implementation, and staffing solutions to the regulatory compliance, risk, financial crimes, and capital markets functions of our clients. Founded in 2005, Treliant is headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in New York, London, Belfast, Northern Ireland and Łódź, Poland.


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