2019 Schedule

Check out our final schedule from MBA's Risk Management, QA and Fraud Prevention Forum 2019 to get a sense of what to expect in 2020!

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Monday, September 16, 2019

  • Fraud Prevention Track: Identifying Fraud Schemes in Mortgage Transactions

    Location: Chicago 9,
    Ballroom - Level 4


    Speaker(s)

    Katherine Hollister, VP, Quality Control - TPO Home Mortgage – TPO Quality Control, Citizens Bank

    Geoffrey A. Oliver, CPA, CFF, CMB, Chief Executive Officer, The Hilltop Companies

    Teresa Blake, Managing Director, KPMG LLP

    Jennifer Horne, Vice President, Anti Fraud and Anti Money Laundering, Fannie Mae

    Breakout Session,

    Fraud Prevention Track

    Myriad fraud schemes plague our industry’s originations and servicing operations on a daily basis. Our panel of experts dive into today’s most prevalent fraud schemes and present case studies of actual fraudulent transactions to teach you how to detect and prevent the same from occurring in your shop.

    Speaker(s)

    Katherine Hollister, VP, Quality Control - TPO Home Mortgage – TPO Quality Control, Citizens Bank

    Katherine currently leads the Home Mortgage Quality Assurance & Quality Control teams, for Third Party Originations, with Citizens Bank; she worked in a similar capacity for Franklin American Mortgage, which was acquired by Citizens Bank in 2018.  She has over 25 years experience in banking and mortgage and has previously held senior leadership roles in the areas of Underwriting, Quality Control, Fraud, Risk Management, and Mortgage Servicing. 

    Geoffrey A. Oliver, CPA, CFF, CMB, Chief Executive Officer, The Hilltop Companies

    Jeff is the CEO of Hilltop Advisors LLC.  He is a nationally recognized expert on banking and real estate finance (residential and commercial).  He has obtained the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation in recognition of such.  His strategic view and “practical solutions” for the real estate finance and mortgage capital markets arena have earned him a reputation as one of the leading industry professionals.  Many of the industry’s leading companies have utilized Jeff’s financial, operational, technology, audit and accounting and risk management skills to achieve their strategic objectives.  Specifically, Jeff blends his functional skills (accounting, auditing, financial advisory, risk management) with his significant industry experience (real estate finance, real estate, consumer lending, commercial lending, banking, fixed income markets, securitization and syndication) to deliver consistent high quality recommendations to the senior management of his clients.   Jeff has been very successful at identifying opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and improve the “bottom line”. 

    Jeff served in many leadership roles (KPMG’s Lending & Securitization practices, Consumer Lending practice, Homebuilder practice and BearingPoint’s consulting and restatement team lead for Freddie Mac).  He formed Hilltop Advisors, LLC in June 2005.  Hilltop Advisors, LLC focuses exclusively on providing consulting and accounting/audit advisory services to clients in the Financial Services, Federal finance sector agencies (involved in lending, mortgage insurance, loan guarantees, securitizing loans and regulating the financial services industry) and Real Estate industries. 

    Teresa Blake, Managing Director, KPMG LLP

    Teresa Blake is a Managing Director at KPMG LLP.  In this role, Teresa assists lenders with business optimization/transformation programs and technology platform installations with the goal of improving customer experience, reducing cost and complexity.  She has over 25 years of diverse management experience, formulating and implementing organizational change strategies, process improvements, and technology solutions. 

    Jennifer Horne, Vice President, Anti Fraud and Anti Money Laundering, Fannie Mae

    Jennifer Horne is Fannie Mae’s Vice President – Anti-Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering. Jen is responsible for overseeing Fannie Mae’s mortgage fraud, enterprise anti-fraud, and anti-money laundering programs. Before joining Fannie Mae in 2005, Horne held various roles at FTI Consulting, KPMG LLP, and Arthur Andersen LLP.  In these capacities she advised clients on matters related to litigation, forensic services, and business dispute resolution. Jen has a bachelor of science in business administration, with a concentration in finance, from the University of Richmond Robins School of Business. She is a certified fraud examiner and a certified anti-money laundering specialist.

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