Frank is a Managing Director in the National Financial Services Advisory practice of Grant Thornton. He is currently a leader in Business Risk Services and advises Grant Thornton’s offices and clients on all aspects of risk management including regulatory stress testing, enterprise risk management, and implementation solutions for Current Expected Credit Loss accounting rule change.
Frank provides extensive advisory services to financial institutions regarding risk management and compliance matters. He has helped clients with compliance matters regarding Dodd-Frank, FFIEC Compliance, Basel, ECOA, FCRA, CCAR/DFAST, FRB SR11-7 (model risk governance) and assisted clients remediate MRIAs/MRAs. Frank has worked with the largest global financial institutions in analytics and technology capacities that includes data management, model development, model risk management, SDLC, technology compliance (FFIEC Guidelines), technology vendor selection, GRC platforms, software design, and technology partner alliances. He leverages 25+ years’ experience as a risk practitioner and executive to help clients optimize risk remediation and remain compliant. Frank has worked with the largest global financial institutions in a risk management and regulatory capacity in numerous countries.
Prior to his current role with Grant Thornton, Frank led a Global Center of Competence for Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance for a global professional services firm where he and his team successfully assisted a top 10 bank with CCAR model development and implementation documentation, processes, and submittals to the Federal Reserve Bank, co-developed an application for managing regulatory obligations, and assisted numerous organizations respond and comply to multiple regulatory mandates post financial crisis. Frank also led the development of sophisticated risk models with applications in banking in collaboration with IBM Research Labs. Frank has applied his analytical expertise in developing custom risk models with applications in credit and operational risk management. He has also worked extensively with credit data providers and the implementation of models from Dun & Bradstreet, Fair Isaac, and Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. He has implemented quantification models for operational risk exposures, worked with unstructured data analytics, developed pandemic business impact models, and designed IT risk analytics functions for organizations. Frank has developed a number of patented applications for managing fraud risk and regulatory obligations and currently holds an appointment as a credit and operational risk subject matter expert with PRMIA.
Professional qualifications and memberships
Credit and Operational Risk Subject Matter Expert by Appointment – PRMIA
Past Course Instructor, RMA
Presentations and publications
Frank has co-led Grant Thornton’s sponsorship of the GARP Annual Risk Convention for the last two years. Frank has been an executive panelist at GARP’s Annual Risk Conference on the subject of stress testing, led risk forums in collaboration with the Economist Intelligence Unit, and has developed patented risk management technologies, and served as instructor for the Risk Management Association. Frank holds an appointment from PRMIA as a credit and operational risk SME. He recently led Grant Thornton’s Risk Management Function of the Future Survey in collaboration with MIT’s Golub Center for Finance and Policy with final report published in early 2018. Frank has also delivered numerous presentations on leading risk methods and best practices at the IBM Hawthorne Labs Technology Conference, Economist Intelligence. Frank was awarded a U.S. Patent for Electronic Fraud Management System in 2011.
Metrolina Association for the Blind
Frank holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at U.C.L.A. and A B.S. Aerospace Engineering from U.C.L.A. Executive Certifications in Management of Credit Risk and Mergers and Acquisitions from Stern School of Business at NYU.
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