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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

  • General Session: Risk Managers Executive Panel


    Speaker(s)

    Gwen Muse-Evans, President & Chief Executive Officer, GME Enterprises

    Anshul Aggarwal, Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer, LoanCare

    Meghan Bartholomew, EVP - Credit and Counterparty Risk, Radian Guaranty Inc.

    Terri Merlino, Senior Vice President, Single-Family Business, Freddie Mac

    Lenders have managed record production volume while adapting with an evolving workforce and shifting economic conditions the past year. Hear from top risk management executives regarding their approaches to maintaining operations, employee morale, productivity, and governing key controls and thorough risk practices during high volume times.

    Speaker(s)

    Gwen Muse-Evans, President & Chief Executive Officer, GME Enterprises

    Gwen Muse-Evans, MBA, CERP, PMP is the President and CEO of GME Enterprises, a management consulting firm that specializes in providing risk management, operations management, strategic support and housing finance advisory services to corporate, nonprofit and government clients. Gwen has a 25+ year tenure in the financial services industry during which she worked in executive leadership positions at several Fortune 50 companies. She was most recently the SVP and Chief Risk Officer for the SF business at Fannie Mae where she provided risk management, oversight and monitoring of the $2.8 trillion mortgage portfolio, comprised of 18M loans. Gwen was also responsible for policy development and approval of the Servicing Guide. Gwen, serves on the Board of Managers of LoanCare, a ServiceLink Co.

    Anshul Aggarwal, Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer, LoanCare

    Anshul Aggarwal is Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. In this role, Anshul leads enterprise risk management, information risk, third party service providers, and compliance initiatives as well as responsibilities to identify, measure, monitor, and control risk. Anshul has over 20 years of experience in the banking and consumer finance industry. His expertise includes planning and execution within risk and control frameworks, conducting comprehensive risk reviews, business analysis, process improvements, and leading enterprise risk management. Previously, Anshul served as the Chief Audit Executive and Servicing Risk Executive at Caliber Home Loans where he was responsible for spearheading risk management for both Servicing and Originations platforms. The risk model he developed served as a catalyst for their enterprise-wide risk management framework.

    Meghan Bartholomew, EVP - Credit and Counterparty Risk, Radian Guaranty Inc.

    Meghan C. Bartholomew, EVP Credit and Counterparty Risk Management for Radian Guaranty Inc., is responsible Lender/Servicer Risk Management, Credit Policy, Quality Control and the GSE Relationships. Ms. Bartholomew joined Radian in 2002 as a transaction manager in the Capital Markets department. In this role, she managed the underwriting of bulk mortgage insurance transactions, financial guaranty of asset back securities, and reinsurance of the mortgage insurance portfolio. In 2008, Ms. Bartholomew moved into the Risk Management as a Counterparty Risk Manager, and in 2014, her responsibility expanded to include Credit Risk Management and Quality Control.  Prior to joining Radian, Ms. Bartholomew was a Financial Services consultant for Accenture and worked previously as an analyst for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Ms. Bartholomew holds a bachelor of science in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

     

    Terri Merlino, Senior Vice President, Single-Family Business, Freddie Mac

    Terri Merlino was recently named a senior vice president within Freddie Mac’s Single-Family business. As chief credit officer for the past two years, Ms. Merlino leveraged her broad-based knowledge of mortgage operations, sales, processing, underwriting, quality control and secondary marketing activities to substantially and positively impact Freddie Mac’s mortgage credit risk management efforts, as well as our client experience. In addition to her prior role managing mortgage credit risk and quality control, she will now assume additional risk management responsibilities. With nearly 30 years of mortgage and financial services experience, she brings significant accomplishments in credit and operational risk management to this role. Prior to Freddie Mac, Ms. Merlino held the roles of chief credit officer and chief risk officer at New Penn Financial. Merlino was a member of New Penn Financial’s senior management team. Before New Penn Financial, she spent many years at PHH Mortgage as senior vice president, credit and operational risk, where she was responsible for fostering a risk-aware culture through her leadership of all aspects of credit and operational risk management. She has served on several industry committees, including Fannie Mae’s Risk Management Forum and Freddie Mac’s Credit Advisory Board, and twice been named a HousingWire Women of Influence. Ms. Merlino holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Houston.