January 20, 2011 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that Ron Cathcart - President and CEO of Columbia Capital Consulting Inc. (Former EVP and Chief Risk Officer of Washington Mutual) will join Anurag Jain, Head, Enterprise GRC Product, MetricStream, in a webinar on Managing Enterprise-Wide Risks: A Case Study.

About the Webinar
This Webinar will discuss how a large global financial institution transformed itself from managing its risks in a fragmented manner with every business / geographical unit operating in isolation to an organization that was able to manage its risks comprehensively and cohesively.

From an era of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and homegrown tools being used to manage most risks and controls, preventing the accurate evaluation of entity level or corporate level risks and suffering from inconsistent risk and control description, the webinar will demonstrate the metamorphosis to a secure and accessible enterprise-wide system. The organization selected MetricStream’s GRC Platform, as a result of an in-depth assessment, to restructure its risk management processes, gain clear visibility into enterprise risksand ensure consistency across the enterprise.

Join this webinar to know, how large global financial organizations are able to manage enterprise-wide risks using a fully integrated risk management solution from MetricStream. The webinar will throw light on issues such as:

  • Identifying and managing the risks involved and taking necessary steps to control and mitigate the risk
  • Building centralized and structured risk intelligence across various business units and regions
  • Managing high risk issues and functional disparity among the various teams spread out globally
  • Creating centralized, integrated risk view at regional and corporate levels that is linked with applicable regulations

 

About the speakers

Ron Cathcart - President and CEO of Columbia Capital Consulting Inc. (Former EVP and Chief Risk Officer of Washington Mutual)
Ronald Cathcart, was until April 2008, the Chief Enterprise Risk Officer for Washington Mutual, the largest thrift in the US with $300B in assets, a 2200 branch network and nationwide lending/administrative offices engaged in consumer and commercial banking services, credit cards, commercial real estate financing, and home loans. Mr. Cathcart consolidated all aspects of risk in the organization including, credit, market, operational, compliance, regulatory and internal audit. Prior to joining WaMu in 2005, Mr. Cathcart was the EVP, Retail Risk Management for CIBC. Earlier, he served in a variety of risk management positions at Bank One and RBC until 2002, including senior risk positions at each bank. In 2010, he formed the bank advisory firm, Columbia Capital Consulting, Inc. (www.columbiaccg.com) which provides risk management consulting services for financial institutions.

Anurag Jain - Head Enterprise GRC Product, MetricStream
Anurag Jain, head of GRC product marketing, comes with more than 15 years of experience in the risk and compliance space that includes a decade of experience of working with top wall street banks in New York. Anurag has also spent several years in management role with venture-backed enterprise software and product companies (such as i-flex & Dendrite). Anurag is a graduate of Schulich school of business and IIM Bangalore.

Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place on Thursday January 20, 2011 at 8:00 am PST (11:00 am EST, 4:00 pm GMT).

To register for this event, please click here: 
https://www.metricstream.com/webinars/case_study_managing_enterprise_wide_risk_20jan11.html

About MetricStream

MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (www.metricstream.com).

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