Treliant Risk Advisors Expands Its Mortgage Market Services and Technology Capabilities

  Treliant Risk Advisors Expands Its Mortgage Market Services and Technology

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WASHINGTON -- December 18, 2012

Six senior professionals specializing in client services related to mortgage
market and financial services technology have recently joined Treliant Risk
Advisors. These new hires further the firm’s strategic growth in response to
the growing demand from the financial services industry for Treliant’s
consulting and risk management services.

Treliant’s mortgage market team provides bank and non-bank mortgage companies
with expertise in foreclosure reviews, consent order remediation, litigation
consulting, mortgage strategy and operations, and mortgage compliance.
Treliant’s growing technology capabilities include robust infrastructure in
support of the firm’s client service delivery, as well as information security
consulting services, third party risk management, model risk management, and
information assurance risk management.

“Our newest team members bring decades of experience in areas of critical need
today,” said Treliant CEO Andrew L. Sandler. “The addition of Dennis, Debbie,
Jenny, Walter, David, and Curt to our team enhances our ability to assist our
clients in meeting their business, litigation, and regulatory challenges.”

Joining the firm are the following:

  *Dennis Geist, Senior Director, specializes in compliance, credit policy,
    and fair lending issues related to the origination and management of
    government loan and other residential mortgage products. His 20 year
    career has included business leadership positions at Wells Fargo Home
    Mortgage, Washington Mutual Bank, and Home Savings of America.
  *Deborah J. Grissom, Senior Director, brings 27 years of experience in the
    mortgage industry, especially in mortgage servicing, loan file audits and
    the international aspects of finance and capital market programs. She has
    been a financial services industry consultant and vice president with
    Credit Suisse First Boston and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  *Jennifer L. Klitch, Senior Director, specializes in complex mortgage
    servicing and origination disputes, including high-volume repurchase
    claims and litigation-related document and loan reviews. Over the past 18
    years, she has served as legal counsel to Fortune 500 financial services
    companies, including several top ten mortgage lenders and servicers.
  *Walter Marotta, Director, brings over 20 years of experience in mortgage
    origination, servicing, and securitization – particularly in an
    international context. He has been a financial services industry
    consultant and senior executive with such banks as Nomura Securities and
    Credit Suisse First Boston.
  *David E. Rabinek, Director, specializes in technology related to financial
    risk management, decision-support, risk governance, and regulatory
    compliance. Over the past 30 years, he has held senior positions with
    financial services industry consultancies, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac.
  *Curt Buerling, Manager, is a professional with over 25 years experience
    specializing in information security, compliance, operational risk, and
    enterprise infrastructure and operations for clients in the financial
    services, manufacturing, healthcare, e-commerce, publishing, non-profit,
    and distribution industries.

“As the challenges our bank and non-bank mortgage company clients face in
managing risk and compliance continue to grow, we are mapping our capabilities
and client services to meet their needs,” said Mark W. Olson, Co-Chair of
Treliant and former Federal Reserve Board Governor. “We welcome this talented
group of new colleagues to our growing company. Each one brings expertise and
insights that will be of great value to our clients.”

About Treliant Risk Advisors

Treliant Risk Advisors, a multi-disciplinary compliance, risk management, and
strategic advisory firm for the financial services industry, is headquartered
in Washington, DC, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Rosslyn, VA.
With a strong team of over 200 professionals, including executives who have
held senior positions in Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, and
regulatory agencies, Treliant Risk Advisors provides its clients with critical
advice and solutions. Services include: regulatory compliance, risk
management, compliance efficiency and integration, loan review and litigation
support, foreclosure practices review, business consulting, acquisition
strategy, crisis management, corporate governance, due diligence, portfolio
evaluation, financial analysis, and litigation expert sourcing. For more
information, visit


Treliant Risk Advisors, LLC
Joan Morgulec, 202-249-7911
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