results-driven, and detail-oriented professional with over 27 years of extensive
banking experience. Managing the
implementation of all aspects of the risk function, including implementation of processes,
tools and systems to identify, assess, measure, monitor and report risks.
Known for analytical problem-solving aptitudes in assessing problems, formulating
strategic action plans, and resolving complex situations. Adept at motivating,
guiding, and leading teams of bank professionals to successfully
meet organizational goals. Equipped with articulate communication, negotiation,
and interpersonal skills in building positive and long-term work relationships
with professionals of all organizational levels.
Training and Development
Process Improvement Strategies
EVP Chief Risk Officer01/2016 to CurrentRepublic Bank of ChicagoOak Brook, Illinois
Facilitate the development and implementation of the
enterprise risk management process through communication, coordination, and
execution related to the banks risk management framework. Serve as an
interdepartmental liaison, interfacing with lines of business identifying and
mitigating potential risks to the bank. Analyze and interpret risk information in order to identify and monitor key risk exposures and opportunities enterprise wide.
- Implement FIS' Early Risk Manager
platform allowing the bank to identify, monitor, and mitigate risk enterprise
- Develop, monitor, and report on
enterprise and business unit risks utilizing a number of other metrics.
- Organize and facilitate monthly ERM
Committee meetings with executive management identifying emerging risks, status
updates, and mitigation activities.
- Develop, enhance, and deliver monthly
risk reporting to the Board of Directors.
- Function as the principal point of
contact and coordinator with regulatory examiners, external and internal auditors.
SVP Operations/BSA Officer11/2001 to 01/2016Republic Bank of ChicagoOak Brook, Illinois
Developed, implemented and administered all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) program. Implemented the NICE Actimize AML solution providing the bank a comprehensive suspicious activity monitoring and detection platform as well as a customer due diligence platform that allows the bank to identify, manage, and mitigate customer related risks enterprise wide. Manage/supervise the BSA, Operations, Security/Info
Security Teams, which entailed coaching and initiating process improvement
initiatives to streamline operational efficiency for back-office functions.
- Integrated, automated, centralized,
and streamlined processes, structures, and procedures in order to improve operational efficiency. Lead and managed all FIS related conversions, de-conversions, and implementations, administrator to most platforms.
- Made significant contributions in
enhancing and implementing self-assessments to achieve positive audit and exam
- Introduced strategic risk management
and loss prevention programs and processes to maintain operational integrity
while mitigating losses.
Operations Manager01/2000 to 11/2001LaSalle Bank/ABN AMROChicago, Illinois
aspects of the management and improvement of all account reconciliation-related
functions and personnel; including oversight of the development, maintenance,
and implementation of effective operational controls for the department.
Developed, coached, trained, and motivated teams while making sure that all
tasks were successfully completed within schedule.
Customer Service Representative06/1990 to 01/2000CitibankBrookfiled, Illinois
Created and managed a sales plan delineating
optimal methods for achieving sales goals through interaction with clients,
prospects, internal partners, and other external contacts and through engaging
in events and other marketing activities. Leveraged customer leads and other
lead generation techniques to identify new prospects and cross-selling opportunities
with clients. Created partnerships with segment partners to obtain and
provide appropriately qualified referrals; met periodically with segmented partners to review goals, and discuss strategies. Understood and consistently
adhered to all operational controls to ensure the safety and security of client
and bank assets.
Professional Courses and Certifications
Graduate School of Banking2011University of WisconsinMadison, Wisconsin
BAI Graduate School of Banking2005Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, Tennessee