Kirk Merritt, CISP®
VP, Compliance Department
As Vice President, Compliance Department, Kirk leads a team providing support to business units with respect to the laws and regulations that govern the accounts administered by PENSCO. The department guides the organization in the development and implementation of processes and procedures that are compliant, coordinates inquiries from regulators and all regulatory examinations of PENSCO, and also works closely with both internal and external counsel in support of litigation management matters.
Kirk has worked for PENSCO and predecessor companies for more than 29 years with approximately 17 of those years in a management capacity within Compliance. Kirk also serves as Chairman of the Compliance Committee for the Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) since 2016, and has held the professional designation of Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP) from the American Bankers Association since 2013.
Kirk has a B.S in Marketing from the University of Northern Colorado, and received paralegal training from the University of Colorado, Division of Extended Studies.