Ann E. Rodriguez

Risk Management expert, non-profit board experience and author. Extensive global financial services background with Fortune 100 companies and in consulting. A proven track record of effecting strong corporate governance, exceeding board expectations , and supporting business objectives while balancing appetite, risk and return. Experience in driving large scale enterprise initiatives such as operational risk programs with focal areas of technology, information security, and third-party risk. Author of the book Key Risk Indicators.

Ann Rodriguez is a past Board member for the Financial Women’s Association chairing the Distinguished Speakers and Membership Committees. She currently serves as an advisor and adjunct faculty member for the University of Connecticut, School of Business.

As a 22-year financial services industry veteran, she has experience across banking and insurance, with sector experience specific to franchise, healthcare, energy, and aviation. Expertise in organizational, governance and reporting designs enabling balanced business decision-making. Experience working with global regulators, developing board materials and presenting to corporate boards.

At GE Capital, Rodriguez established and provided leadership for both the Enterprise and Operational Risk programs. Leading a team of ~300 people across a $500B global company, she successfully integrated Risk Management with Strategic Planning, Stress Testing, Capital Planning and Comprehensive Capital Adequacy Review. She established governance structures and provided leadership as Chair of the New Products & Initiatives and Operational Risk Management Committees and as a member of the Enterprise Risk Management, Asset Quality and Model Risk Committees.

Rodriguez has held various leadership roles at Wells Fargo, Wachovia and Goldman Sachs focused on risk governance and regulatory interface, operational risk management and business management.

Ann has an extensive background in consulting, as president of Wability, as lead partner over the Financial Services Consulting at BDO Seidman, and at Price Waterhouse, developing and leading practices in strategy, risk management, operational process excellence and technology implementations.

She has frequently shared her Risk Management experience, speaking at numerous industry conferences as well as lecturing at the NYU Stern School of Business. She is also author of the book Key Risk Indicators, a primer on the metrics required to provide proactive risk management.