Los Angeles, CA
Job Description & Synthesis
The Model Risk Validation Analyst is responsible for independent model validations, including: reviewing model documentation for completeness, assessing the suitability of models for their intended purposes, performing stress testing and other sensitivity analysis, reviewing data inputs and outputs, and making recommendations for improvements. Assist in several model governance activities in business areas including regulatory capital stress testing (CCAR/DFAST and Advanced Approaches).
Spencer is the Founder and Managing Partner of MBK Search, LLC - an executive search firm that specializes in the governance, risk, compliance, and cybersecurity market space. Prior to founding MBK, Spencer was Head of Operational Risk at Bridgewater Associates. Before moving to Bridgewater, Spencer was the Head of Risk for ICAP, Plc covering the Americas Region. He started his career in venture capital as an investment associate.
Spencer graduated from Harvard University in 2001 and resides in Ridgefield, CT with his wife and two sons.