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Richard Cech

Senior Bank Examiner, Operational Risk Governance, Financial Institution Supervision Group

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK

Rick is a Senior Bank Examiner. He joined the Operational Risk Governance unit at the New York Fed in December, 2011 in the Financial Institutions Supervisory Group (FISG).

Rick began his career as a municipal finance attorney, then joined J.P. Morgan & Co., where played a variety of roles in markets and investment banking. In the late 1990s, Rick joined J.P. Morgan's original operational risk development team. There, he was responsible for framework development tasks and loss data collection and reporting systems. While at J.P. Morgan, Rick chaired the IIF subcommittee that drafted the finance industry's recommendations for Basel II event type categories, and later participated in the definition of loss data recording standards for the Operational Risk data eXchange (ORX). Before joining the Fed, Rick was an operational risk framework consultant for RiskBusiness International, designing customized taxonomic models and structured risk management programs for institutional clients.

Rick has been a writer, speaker and business school instructor on operational risk topics. He received a B.A. (Economics) and M.A. (Organizational Behavior) from Yale University, and a J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law (Law Review, lead articles editor).

 

Aengus Hallinan

Managing Director, Head of Operational Risk Management for the Americas and Global Markets

CREDIT SUISSE

Aengus Hallinan is Managing Director and Global Head of IB Operational Risk at Credit Suisse, based in New York where he is also Regional Head of Operational Risk for the Americas. Mr Hallinan joined Credit Suisse in May 2014. Prior to that he worked for 19 years at UBS in a variety of roles in Equities, most recently as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Global Equity Derivatives. Mr Hallinan began his career at Swiss Bank Corporation in London and has substantial international experience having been based in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York.

Deborah Hrvatin

Managing Director- Global Head of Institutional Clients Group Operational Risk Management

CITI

Deborah Hrvatin is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Institutional Clients Group (ICG) Operational Risk Management at Citigroup, reporting to the ICG Chief Risk Officer. Deborah is responsible for improving risk management, strengthening controls, and enabling profitable growth within risk appetite. Deborah joined Citigroup in July 2017 from Deutsche Bank where she most recently was Managing Director and Head of Operational Risk for the Americas and the Global Corporate Finance division. During her 21 year tenure at Deutsche Bank, Deborah held numerous other roles including Head of Operational Risk for the Corporate Banking and Securities division where she was responsible for developing and implementing the division's operational risk management, supervision and information security framework. Deborah also held leadership roles within the business, including Chief Operating Officer for Deutsche Bank's Global Securitization Group.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 1999, Deborah was an Equities Controller with Bankers Trust Company and also served as a Commissioned Bank Examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Deborah received her BBA and MBA in International Finance from Hofstra
University.

 

Joshua A. Kotok

Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

FIRST SAVINGS

Joshua Kotok is the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at First Savings Mortgage Corporation. Joshua is an accomplished executive with demonstrated performance in leading operational and technology risk management and compliance initiatives. In addition, Joshua has identified and assessed operational and information technology risk from the regulatory and audit perspectives.
Prior to joining First Savings Mortgage Corporation, Joshua was the lead examiner for ongoing monitoring and targeted examinations of Freddie Mac's Operational Risk program for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Joshua also served as the Senior Manager of Operational and Technology Risk for the Making Home Affordable program where he led the development of the ORM framework and all supporting components. Joshua also has prior experience as a Big Four management consultant where he led several engagements for Financial Services clients specializing in operational, technology and compliance risk reviews, governance and supporting technology implementation (GRC).
Joshua holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Florida State University. Joshua is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) as well as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). In addition, Joshua has held numerous industry association board positions including serving as the President and Education Director of the ISACA South Florida chapter and Vice President of the iCoast CIO council. Joshua is also a past presenter for the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Operational Risk North America conferences.

Dolores (Lori) Miller

Managing Director, Head of Operational Risk

AIG INVESTMENTS

Dolores (Lori) Miller, CFA is Managing Director, Head of Operational Risk for AIG Investments. Lori is responsible for executing the Operational Risk framework for Investments including RCSAs, risk assessment, and governance. Lori works to promote a proactive risk culture through key processes around new business, model risk, and risk event reporting.
Prior to joining AIG, Lori was Head of Client & Operational Risk for Deutsche Bank GTB Americas region with responsibility for the development and implementation of methodologies, processes, and tools to measure, report, and mitigate key operational risks and emerging risk. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Lori was the Head of Bank Operational Risk Oversight for the Americas region at Credit Suisse. Before her Operational Risk roles, Lori was Managing Director and Head of Asset Management at AMBAC; head of Taxable Fixed-Income portfolio management at American Express; and was a private placement portfolio manager with AIG. Lori has her Bachelors in Finance and her MBA in Finance from The Ohio State University, and is a CFA.

Ivan Pooran

Head of Operational Risk

GUARDIAN LIFE

Ivan is a seasoned Risk Manager, with diverse Business and Geographical experiences.

Ivan is currently VP at Guardian Life of America, where he leads the firms Operational Risk function. He is a member of the Corporate Risk Committee and is also responsible for Third Party Risk and Business Resiliency. More recently he was Chief Operational Risk Officer at Santander Bank US Holdings, where he had responsibility for the Operational Risk, Third Party Risk, Business Continuity and Information Management Programs. His primary focus at Santander was developing a Risk program in preparation for the Regulatory CCAR exam.

Prior to his role at Santander he was at GE Capital for close to four years as Managing Director-Head of Enterprise and Operational Risk for GE Capital Americas. In this role he had responsibility for Operational Risk, Governance, Risk & Control Assessments and Records Management. His primary objective was to develop a program that would make meaningful impact towards a cultural shift in Operational Risk Management.

Before GE he was at Citigroup for close to 21 years in multiple roles. His last role at Citi was as Global Head of Operational Risk for the Consumer and Commercial bank and was directly accountable for defining the framework and strategy for Operational Risk and in preparing the Bank for Basel AMA Compliance.

During the period of 2003-2010, Ivan held several roles in Europe and the Middle East, first as Audit Director for the Consumer Bank (based in Belgium), then as Country Risk Officer for Spain (based in Spain) and also Regional Credit Officer for Spain and Portugal. As a Senior Credit Officer he successfully managed the prelude and 1st phase of the economic crisis in Spain and Portugal.

Prior to his time in Europe, Ivan was with Banco Santander in Sao Paolo Brazil, where he was Business Manager for the Mid-Small Market segment. Other roles include Citi Bank CRO in Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia.

Ivan is married with 2 children. He is an Economist with an MBA and also holds degrees from Duke University and the London Business School. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

 

 

Jodi Richard

Chief Operational Risk Officer

U.S. BANK

Jodi Richard is Senior Vice President and Chief Operational Risk Officer at US Bank. Jodi leads the Operational Risk Management (ORM) function, which includes core Operational Risk Policy and AMA Framework components, Corporate Operational Risk programs and risk oversight functions . These include, Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity, Third Party Risk Management, Business Change and Product Due Diligence, Privacy compliance, Fraud Risk Management, Payments Risk, Enterprise Complaint Management, Physical Security and Executive Protection, Crisis Management, and Fraud investigation operations. The ORM function also is responsible for independent risk oversight of Information Technology Risk, Information Security Risk, and Data Governance which are centrally managed in the Technology and Operations Services support function.
Prior to joining U.S. Bancorp, Jodi was Executive Vice President and Head of Operational Risk and Internal Control for HSBC North America; where she led Operational Risk Management, AMA capital modeling, Risk-Based Incentive Compensation Program, Product Due Diligence, Enterprise Policy, Control Issue Management, Fiduciary Risk Management, and the enterprise risk heightened standards program. Jodi was with HSBC for 11 years, and served in other enterprise Risk roles including Head of Risk Governance and Administration, and Director of Regulatory Compliance. Prior to joining HSBC Jodi spent 12 years with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) where she served as National Bank Examiner specializing in retail credit and credit card bank supervision. Jodi was Chief Compliance Officer for Sears National Bank in between two periods with the OCC.

Jodi is an active member in industry groups, and serves as a member of RMA's Operational Risk Council, Chairman of the AMAG Steering Committee, and is a featured speaker at risk management conferences. Jodi serves on the Board of Directors of the Operational Risk Exchange (ORX). Jodi is a graduate of Leading Women's Executive program and was part of the American Banker's Most Powerful Women in Banking -Top Team Award in 2013 and 2015.

Jodi holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa.

 

Frederick Spencer

VP and Chief Information Security Officer

EVEREST RE

Frederick Spencer (Fred) has an extensive background in software development, cyber security and operational risk management practices, business and data architectures, quality assurance and global regulatory frameworks. Fred is currently the Chief Information Security Officer and head of IT Risk Management at Everest Re.
Fred was most recently was the head of Data and IT Risk Management at Societe Generale where he established and guided operational risk, Cyber Risk and IT Risk oversight. Prior to joining Societe Generale, Fred was a Senior Examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) with responsibility as the primary IT Risk Supervisor assigned to AIG where he led examinations and monitored the firm's IT and risk programs including: cyber security, data governance, board and senior management oversight, software development, architecture, infrastructure and digital transformation activities. Prior to joining FRNBY, Fred was the global head of IT and Operational Risk Program Management at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. There, he led the creation of a new/improved operational risk taxonomy and initiated the transformation program towards a new/improved industry leading operational risk platform. Prior to this role, Fred spent 20 years at JP Morgan Chase where he held roles various roles over time including: global Chief Technology Officer for operational risk IT risk and vendor risk, head of risk and finance data management, head of FDIC/regulatory infrastructure, and chief business technologist of the credit risk analysis, and head of data warehousing architecture.
Fred is a frequent lecturer at industry forums on an array risk management and data topics and has contributed to two risk management related patents. Frederick holds an MBA in Finance/MIS from Fairleigh Dickinson University and recently earned CRISC, CGEIT and ICBRR industry certifications.

Kathleen M Stack

Senior Vice President, Operational Risk

HSBC NORTH AMERICA

Kathy Stack is the US Head of Operational Risk Policy and Framework and the Deputy Head of US Operational Risk at HSBC. In this role, Kathy is responsible to design, communicate and promote awareness of the US Operational Risk Framework and underlying procedures. She provides support and guidance on implementation and measures use and embedding of the Framework.

Kathy has over 30 years of experience at HSBC, with over 11 years in Operational Risk. She received an undergraduate degree from Niagara University and a Masters in Business Administration from Canisius College.