The Christopher Group Places VP, People Analytics and Operations at FINRA


ROCKVILLE, MD – FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), a Financial Services corporation dedicated to investor protection and market integrity, has appointed Lisa Arnesen as their new Vice President of People Analytics and Operations. This critical search was led and placed by Managing Director, Pam Noble and Managing Partner, Jeff Wilbanks.

Arnesen will partner closely with the Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for leading teams to provide strategic and administrative support for all HR systems; people-focused data analytics and reporting; and employee relations. Lisa is responsible for leading a team of HR skilled professionals as well as data analytics, technical and employee relations experts, this enterprise-level mission-critical role designs and deploys the strategic direction – compliant with applicable regulatory requirements and closely aligned with FINRA’s internal and external strategic priorities and core values. 

“FINRA has the drive to continue towards the growth and advancement of an inclusive community,” said Pam Noble. “It was a pleasure to work directly with Executive VP, CHRO, Rainia Washington, on this critical search for her first external leadership hire as she continues to build her team. Lisa will be a great addition in leading teams to support the overall HR Systems.”

Arnesen brings over 23+ years of experience to FINRA. She has held previous roles at Constellation, and most recently Erickson Senior Living.


Founded in 2007 in Washington, DC, FINRA is passionate about protecting investors and ensuring financial markets remain fair by writing and enforcing the critical rules and regulations that govern more than 3,700 firms and 630,000 brokers across the country. Their ultimate goal is to foster robust, but fair and orderly, markets in which America’s 90 million investors can feel confident. With more than 3,500 employees nationwide, FINRA is committed to a diverse, high-performance workplace. 

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, and HR consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.