Patrick Laughlin is responsible for developing and executing upon Kasasa’s overall government relations, regulatory agency, and compliance strategies and initiatives. He and his team research regulatory requirements for current and future products. They also create and maintain account holder disclosures and marketing disclaimer guidance for clients. At the same time, they develop relationships with influential government and regulatory officials to minimize regulatory risks and generate positive business outcomes for Kasasa® financial institutions.
During his tenure with Kasasa, Patrick has held multiple management roles; resolved a major regulatory misunderstanding with a federal banking agency; automated the generation of TISA and TILA disclosures and disclaimers; and has participated in more than 400 meetings with Members of the United States Congress and/or their staffs, lobbying for regulatory relief and reform for community financial institutions.
Patrick joined Kasasa after serving as VP, Sales & Marketing for LGI Financial Solutions (LGI) in Austin, TX. LGI designs and manages commercial and consumer financing programs for manufacturers, captive finance organizations, banks, credit unions, and major lending institutions.
Prior to joining LGI, Patrick co-founded and served as Partner and Senior Vice President at Engauge Direct offering strategic consulting, marketing services, and traditional advertising agency capabilities. The company’s business philosophies and marketing methodologies were adopted by Adaptec Newbridge Networks, Mercedes Benz, CIDCO, Xerox, MPC, and Sony, the details of which can be seen in Patrick’s book “Planting Flowers, Pulling Weeds,” published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. in January 2002.
Patrick graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in Psychology.