Kimberly Flanders is Principal Analyst in FINRA’s Advertising Regulation Department. She has served in this role since 2002 and joined the Department in 1996.
Prior to joining FINRA, Ms. Flanders was an investigator for the Resolution Trust Company in Washington, DC. Previous to this role, she was a staff member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by the former U.S. Senator from Georgia, Sam Nunn.
Ms. Flanders received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.
Cameron Hellewell, Esq.
As General Counsel of Orchard Securities, LLC, Cameron Hellewell’s responsibilities focus on working with Orchard’s sponsor clients and its broker-dealer selling group members in connection with the offer and sale of securities, including alternative investments through both publicly-registered, non-traded programs and private placements. He also assists Orchard’s Chief Compliance Officer with respect to Orchard’s regulatory compliance, and works closely with Orchard’s outside counsel and the legal counsel to sponsors on a wide range of issues.
Prior to joining Orchard, Mr. Hellewell’s professional experience includes working for an international commercial real estate company, and a commercial real estate development company that developed assisted living centers, retail projects and office buildings. Mr. Hellewell earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and his juris doctorate from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He is also a member of the Utah State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the American Bar Association.
Minh Q. Le
Minh Q. Le is Director of FINRA’s Corporate Financing Department. He has more
than 20 years of experience in the regulation of public and private offerings.
Currently, Mr. Le manages the department’s Private Placement Review program
which conducts regulatory oversight of broker-dealer participation in retail private
In addition to overseeing the review and investigation program, Mr. Le’s
duties include developing policy and providing guidance on corporate financing and
other capital-raising related issues. Mr. Le also routinely provides subject matter
expertise to FINRA’s Examination and Enforcement staffs.
Building on this
experience, Mr. Le serves as a member on FINRA’s Regulatory Specialist committees for Public
Offerings, Private Placements, and Non-traded Direct Participation Programs (DPP) and Real Estate
Investment Trusts (REIT), and was a member of FINRA’s Risk Assessment Committee.
For the past 19
years, he has been a member of FINRA’s Sales Rep and DPP/REIT Qualifications Committees. Prior to
his involvement in developing FINRA’s private placement rules and the filing program, Mr. Le was a
manager in the department’s Public Offerings Review program, which is responsible for regulating
underwriting terms and arrangements in public offerings. Mr. Le graduated from the University of
Maryland, attended the Wharton Institute of Executive Education, and is a Certified Regulatory and
Compliance Professional (CRCP)®.
Krista Harvey, CFA, CIPM
Krista Harvey, CFA, CIPM is a Director on the Global Industry Standards team at
CFA Institute. Previously, she held senior roles on Investment Performance teams
at TIAA, Jennison Associates, and Goldman Sachs.
Prior to joining CFA Institute,
Krista was a longtime volunteer. She chaired the United States Investment
Performance Committee (USIPC) and was a member of the GIPS Standards
Interpretations Subcommittee. Krista also co-founded and co-chaired the CFA
Society of NY Performance & Risk Committee. Krista received a B.A. in Economics
from New York University.
Crissy Escamilla is Principal Analyst of the Complex Review Team in FINRA’s
Advertising Regulation Department. Ms. Escamilla’s primary responsibility is
reviewing communications with the public involving complex products and novel
Ms. Escamilla joined FINRA in 2007 and rejoined in 2020. She
previously worked at Foreside, Kestra Financial, Florida Office of Financial
Regulation Division of Securities, TIAA, and State Farm. Ms. Escamilla received a
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Park University and holds
the Chartered Financial Consultant® and Chartered Life Underwriter® designations.