Rob is a Senior Consultant at VBC. Rob performs model validations and certifications, provides program reviews and strategic consulting in risk management advisory services, contributes to product/service development and engages in overall firm business development. He is also the President and CEO of Strategic Financial Solutions, Inc., a financial services consultancy that delivers risk management advisory services, ESG integration programs and regulatory compliance reviews. He is a founding board member of the Fixed Income Investor Network (FIIN), the leading buy side industry group for structured finance/securitization professionals. He is also an Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Institute.
Previously, Rob managed the operations of Angel Oak Consulting Group, a bank risk management advisory practice focusing on ALM model validations, DFAST/CCAR stress testing assessments, and regulatory compliance. He was formerly the Chief Risk Officer and developed the firm’s enterprise risk management (ERM) framework and directed the regulatory compliance program. His team also performed independent certifications of the Empyrean, BancWare/Ambit, ProfitStar and THC models.
Rob served in the Federal Reserve System for 12 years, first as an Economic Analyst in the Research Division and later as a Capital Markets Examiner in Supervision and Regulation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Board of Governors in Washington, DC.
Rob earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Economics from Georgia State University and a B.B.A. from Emory University.