Vice President, Risk Management, Westlake Financial Services
Chris Urban is Vice President of Risk Management for Westlake Financial Services. He oversees data-driven analytics used to predict loan performance and maintain Westlake’s automated credit decisioning tool, the BuyProgram. He is also in charge of analytics and reporting for Westlake Financial and its subsidiaries. He is an advocate of using technology, automation, and good data as a means of managing risk and reducing operating costs.
Chris has been with Westlake since 2011. Prior to joining Westlake, he worked for Taconic Capital Advisors, a multi-strategy hedge fund in New York. He was also the co-founder of an online startup company.
Chris received his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Claremont McKenna College in California. He is a CFA® Charterholder.