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Zoya Ashirov

Associate Partner, Financial Services | New York

Zoya Ashirov

Zoya is an Associate Partner in our Financial Services Practice leading the Legal and Compliance unit.  As a former securities regulator, she has almost 20 years of experience across capital markets and management consulting with deep expertise in risk and regulatory compliance functions.  Her core competencies are Regulatory Remediation and Change Management, Risk and Regulatory Governance, Regulatory Assessment and Advisory, Operational Risk & Control, and Compliance Strategy.

Zoya is passionate about personal and collective growth and is a firm believer that an important way to continue developing and growing as a professional is to help others along their journey. As part of that belief, Zoya enjoys mentoring and coaching others and learning from everyone she has the opportunity to interact within a professional setting.

Prior to Sia Partners, Zoya managed a team of examiners in FINRA’s New York District office, conducting regulatory examinations of the largest, most complex, and most problematic broker-dealers in New York. Her 12 years at FINRA were spent across several units, including Member Supervision and Membership, where she was instrumental in bringing multiple enforcement actions against broker-dealers for failures across Supervision, Internal Controls, and Compliance functions. Prior to FINRA, Zoya spent several years underwriting mortgage loans at New York area financial institutions. She holds a BBA from Baruch College.