FinTech Compliance, Regulation, and Analytics

At the intersection of the financial services industry and technology is Financial Technology (FinTech)—a fast-growing business sector dedicated to using emerging technology to facilitate millions of financial transactions daily. Atlanta, along with the state of Georgia is a dynamic hub for FinTech, and many companies are seeking professionals with the technical and financial skills necessary for success in the industry. Georgia’s FinTech industry at a glance:

  • 170+ FinTech companies call Georgia home
  • 70% of all U.S. transactions pass through Georgia
  • The top 20 Georgia-based FinTech companies generate annual revenue of more than $72 billion

Mercer’s FinTech certificate program teaches individuals how to leverage artificial intelligence to drive innovation by combining data, technology, design, and people to solve problems, while being armed with the latest information on regulations and compliance.

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals in accounting, finance, management, human resources and all who are seeking information on the payments or technological applications in the financial services industry

Program beginning in 2022

To earn the FinTech certificate, participants must complete all four courses and pass a final exam after each course. Courses consist of four topics, with three hours of instruction for each topic. Sign up for all courses, a few courses, or a specific topic within a course.

  • Course One | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Course Two | 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Course Three | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Course Four | 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Registration and course dates coming soon

  • 48

    total hours of instruction on foundational FinTech topics

  • 8

    highly-credentialed instructors leading across program courses and topics

  • $2,995

    cost of program for all four courses covers instruction, meals, certificate presentation, and free parking

Program Details


Participants may attend the program in-person on Mercer’s Atlanta campus or synchronously online through Zoom. Access link will be provided one week prior to program start.


Program cost is $2,995 per person for all four courses. Individual courses are $995 per person or individual topics are $395 per person. Registration fee covers program materials, instruction, snacks and refreshments, free parking on Mercer’s Atlanta campus, and a Mercer certificate of completion for the full program. Special pricing is available for groups of three or more registering from the same organization and for current Mercer University students, faculty and staff, and alumni. Registration opens soon.

Course Outline

Mercer's FinTech program will cultivate in-demand skills in technological advances in the financial service industry emphasizing issues regarding compliance, regulation, and analytics. Learn more about the specific course topics covered in the program.

Meet the Instructors

Course One: Introduction to FinTech

Vijaya Subrahmanyam, Ph.D.
Dr. Vijaya Subrahmanyam, Professor of Finance and Associate Dean for the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business at Mercer University. Dr. Subrahmanyam teaches and researches in the area of financial institutions and markets, where the largest FinTech disruptions are occurring.



Glen Sarvady

Glen Sarvady is a 20+ year veteran of the payments and FinTech industries. His firm, 154 Advisors, provides actionable insights, data-driven analysis and strategy formulation to institutions. Prior to founding 154 Advisors, Glen co-led McKinsey’s payments-focused Global Concepts unit for six years and managed Deluxe’s Financial Services check and payments programs for two years. He held various senior operating and financial roles at CheckFree, is a former Federal Reserve Bank examiner, and a founding and current board member of the Technology Association of Georgia’s FinTech Society.


Course Two: Innovation and Technology in FinTech

Anthony Choi, Ph.D.

Dr. Anthony Choi, Professor of Engineering at Mercers School of Engineering, teaches and researches in the area of artificial intelligence and computer engineering. He teaches courses in digital logic, digital design, microprocessors, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and expert systems. All these areas have large applications in the area of FinTech.


Suresh Krishnamoorthy

Suresh Krishnamoorthy, Senior Executive and Financial Risk Professional at JPMorgan Chase, is experienced in high-level business strategy, ERM, Economic Capital and Investment Risk Management across all asset classes for Insurance and Pension fund clients. He is also an expert in asset modeling and valuation for all asset classes including exotic assets such as rainbow options and synthetic swaps. Managing large, firm-wide risk management teams is an additional expertise of Mr. Krishnamoorthy’s.


Course Three: Data Analytics Applications in FinTech

Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Ph.D.

Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Associate Professor of Economics and Business Analytics, teaches and researches in the area of emerging markets and business analytics at Mercer’s School of Business. With over 15 years of experience in the Atlanta Fed, Myriam comes with an extensive knowledge base of the payments industry especially from the perspective of a regulator. Her experience in and outside the classroom has been largely tied to data management, storage and analytics.



Shakeel Khan

Shakeel Khan has 10+ years of experience in product life-cycle management, marketing, and professional services of cloud-based (SaaS) healthcare data analytics and information technology platforms in America, Europe, and Asia. He also has experience teaching Business Intelligence using Microsoft Excel, Power Query, and Power BI and is an Adjunct Professor at Emory Continuing Education where he coaches students transitioning into data analytics careers.


Course Four: Regulation and Compliance in FinTech

Jody Blanke, J.D.

Professor Blanke, Ernest L. Baskin, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Law, has taught a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in computer science, law, and ethics. He regularly teaches the Legal, Ethical & Regulatory Environment of Business, Issues in Business Law, and Corporate Social Responsibility, Law for Entrepreneurs, the Law of Ethics of Big Data, Privacy Law and Policy, and Employment Law.



Richard FrayerRichard Fraher

Richard Fraher, Payment Innovation & Regulation, LLC, founder and principal is an expert in the structure and function of traditional and emerging payment systems, banking law, compliance, and emerging regulation of FinTech. Previously, Fraher was legal counsel for the Federal Reserve’s Retail Payments Office with primary responsibility for the Fed’s check and ACH services.

Key Takeaways

Essential Industry Knowledge

Gain an understanding of the FinTech industry and its role in transforming financial institutions, its history, size, and impact

Regulation and Compliance Foundations

Learn to identify rules and regulations that apply to financial sector participants and how to identify compliance challenges imposed by technological advances

Emerging Technology and Tools

Discover applications of artificial intelligence, expert systems, genetic algorithms, knowledge engineering, block chain, and new emerging technology in the field

Critical Thinking Skills

Cultivate the ability to ask the right questions and make executive decisions involving modern technological applications

Data-Driven Problem Solving

Learn about tools and techniques for data management, and storage in FinTech as well as how data can be used to solve FinTech problems