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 since 1988, and has acted in a management capacity within Compliance Since 1999. Since April 2014, Kirk has served as a member of the Compliance Committee of the Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) and between March 2016 and September 2019 was Chairman of the Committee. Since 2013, Kirk has held the professional designation of Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP) from the American Bankers Association.
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.