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Mary Dent | General Counsel & Senior Director

Mary Dent focuses on Board effectiveness, enterprise risk management, compliance, and operations, with a particular emphasis on the banking-as-a-service sector. 


Mary is an experienced executive and corporate board member. She has spent more than 30 years leading companies in the financial services and technology sectors, ranging from early stage startups to large, publicly traded global enterprises based in the United States and Europe. In addition to her advising role at Klaros, Mary currently serves on three corporate boards: Vestwell Holdings, Banking Circle US, and Woodruff Sawyer. From 2013-2019, Mary served as a member of Green Dot Corp.’s Board of Directors (2013-2016) and as CEO of Green Dot Bank (2016-2019). Previously, Mary served as General Counsel for Silicon Valley Bank/SVB Financial Group, Insikt, and New Skies Satellites. As an executive, Mary has been responsible for business functions including enterprise risk management, legal, compliance, R&D, tax, and internal audit, and has held a variety of corporate roles, including General Counsel, COO, and VP, Public Policy. In addition to her private sector work, Mary served as Counsel on the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committees.

Mary holds a BA in Economics from U.C.L.A. and a JD from Stanford Law School.

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