Jeff helps clients meet regulatory expectations for capital planning. Having served as senior-most economist at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, he focuses on ways to demonstrate to regulators that banks understand their risks and that they can manage their capital positions to adequately address those risks. Jeff also draws on his decades of experience as a quantitative economist and senior bank supervisor to help clients on all aspects of governance and risk management.
Performed comprehensive gap analyses for large clients preparing for regulatory review of their internal capital adequacy assessment processes.
Provided economic capital and risk measurement assessments.
Assisted with the development of stress testing and its integration into firm risk management.
Jeff’s two-decade career at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency culminated with his service as Senior Deputy Comptroller for International and Economic Affairs. In that role, he supported the agency with economic and policy analysis and was instrumental in shaping the approach to implementation of Basel II. Previously, he led the OCC’s Risk Analysis Division, which pioneered the use of quantitative economic input in bank examinations. That division developed OCC Bulletin 2000-16, which for a decade was the standard guidance to examiners and to the industry on model validation. During his tenure at the OCC, he also participated directly in dozens of examinations of banks’ use of sophisticated quantitative models. He also led the agency’s development of training programs for examiners in credit scoring and in the validation of credit scoring models.
Ph.D. and M.A., Economics, Brown University
B.A., Political Science and Economics, University of Iowa