Areas of Expertise

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Huffman Associates focuses exclusively on management positions within the financial services sector, so you benefit from deep industry knowledge, key relationships and depth of experience.

[pl_accordion name=”accordion”] [pl_accordioncontent name=”accordion” number=”1″ heading=”Executive Management – C Suite” open=”no”] Executive Management and “C” Suite recruiting are a large part of our recruiting focus.

Today’s financial services firms need top caliber executives to lead their organizations – to grow – to manage through change – to position for the future. Today’s successful leaders are able to engage, assess, plan, communicate, and execute. In attracting strong leadership and building the senior management team of your organization, you need a recruiting partner that has the same capabilities.

We engage with the client, assess the opportunity and competitive landscape, plan the search strategy and communicate as we execute the plan. Huffman Associates has extensive experience recruiting for “C” Suite leaders and their direct reports.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Accounting Officer
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Legal Officer – General Counsel
Chief Investment Officer
Chief Lending Officer

Chief Compliance Officer
Chief Credit Officer
Chief Risk Officer
Chief Audit Executive – General Auditor
Chief Servicing Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Information Officer
[/pl_accordioncontent] [pl_accordioncontent name=”accordion” number=”2″ heading=”Mortgage Banking”] Huffman Associates has extensive reach and experience in the mortgage domain, having working relationships with management teams and senior leadership across the US mortgage market. We work with Banks (National, Regional and Community), Mortgage Banks, Servicers, Hedge Funds and Private Equity, Investors, Asset Managers, Professional Services and Vendor firms. Our diverse and broad industry experience enables us to add value quickly to your high priority, time sensitive recruiting projects. Our successful assignments include the following:

Originations – Leadership, Channel Development, Senior Management

Servicing – Leadership, Senior Management
Loan Administration | Customer Service | Document Administration | Escrow | Collections
Loss Mitigation | Default Management | Foreclosure
Bankruptcy | Real Estate Owned | Investor Accounting, Reporting | Call Centers

Risk Management – Leadership, Senior Management
Credit Risk | Underwriting, QC, Fraud | Operational Risk | Financial Controls – SOX, BASEL | Counterparty Risk
Portfolio Risk | Modeling and AnalyticsRisk Technologies | Asset Liability Management | Interest Rate Risk
Pipeline Risk Management | MSR Valuation | Policy & Administration | Repurchase Management

Legal, Compliance – Leadership, Senior Management

Operations – Leadership, Senior Management, Front and Back end functions

Secondary and Capital Markets – Leadership, Senior Management
Whole Loans
WarehousePipeline Management
Business Development
Investor Delivery

Finance, Accounting and Treasury – Leadership, Senior Management

Technology – Leadership, Senior Management
[/pl_accordioncontent] [pl_accordioncontent name=”accordion” number=”3″ heading=”Consumer and Commerical Banking”] The banking sector has had significant stress and many challenges since the credit crisis began. New regulatory oversight and the ever changing landscape make it difficult to keep ahead of the competition. Huffman Associates has experience in the following areas and can help with your high priority recruiting projects.

Consumer and Commercial Lending
Consumer and Commercial Asset Management
Deposit Gathering
Bank Operations

Branch Banking
Internet Banking
Consumer Credit and Behavioral Analytics
[/pl_accordioncontent] [pl_accordioncontent name=”accordion” number=”4″ heading=”Finance and Accounting”] Proper financial systems, data, analysis and processes enable firms to improve their financial management, performance, transparency and timelines as well as management, regulatory and investor reporting. Huffman Associates has extensive experience in recruitment of financial leadership and functional management in the financial services sector.

Financial Planning and Analysis
Accounting Policy, GAAP
Asset/Liability Management

Sarbanes – Oxley, Financial Controls
Financial Reporting
Investor Reporting
Financial Systems
Valuations, Due Diligence
Corporate Development, Finance
[/pl_accordioncontent] [pl_accordioncontent name=”accordion” number=”5″ heading=”Risk Management, Modeling and Analytics”] In today’s highly regulated markets identifying, anticipating, analyzing, assessing and mitigating risk is a high priority for companies in the financial sector. Identifying and attracting strong talent in Risk Management, Modeling, Analytics and Reporting can be a key differentiator. Huffman Associates has significant experience in recruiting for all areas of risk management that effect our financial clients.

Chief Risk Officers | Chief Compliance Officers | Chief Auditors | Chief Credit Officers | Chief Analytics Officers

Credit Risk
Underwriting, QC, Fraud
Counterparty Risk
Portfolio Risk
Operational Risk
Financial Controls – SOX, BASEL

Modeling and Analytics
Risk Technologies
Asset Liability Management
Interest Rate Risk
Pipeline Risk Management
MSR Valuation
Policy and Administration
Repurchase Management
[/pl_accordioncontent] [pl_accordioncontent name=”accordion” number=”6″ heading=”Legal and Compliance”] Today’s business climate is more regulated than any time in history, making it more important than ever for our clients to insure that their legal and compliance teams are “best in class”.

Huffman Associates can help your firm identify and attract professionals to lead and manage the following legal and compliance areas.

General Counsel
Assistant Counsel
Compliance Counsel

Chief Compliance Officers
Lending Compliance
Deposit Compliance
Fair Lending
Investment Advisors
[/pl_accordioncontent] [pl_accordioncontent name=”accordion” number=”7″ heading=”Operations”] Operational effectiveness in the financial sector is at a premium. Profits often hinge on the speed and efficiency of your firms ability to process transactions quickly and properly. Operational and process improvement is a mantra at most firms and today’s executives need to be able to identify opportunities and devise and execute strategies to achieve top performance. Improving processes and maximizing technology are only a part of improving timelines and lowering costs. Strong people management and communication skills round out the equation, keeping large dispersed teams focused on the mission and excited to be a part of the firm’s success.

Huffman Associates has extensive experience in recruiting top talent for operational leadership roles and will work with your team to identify and attract senior executives to help your firm achieve and maintain “best in class” status.

Chief Operations Officer
Fulfillment Operations
Back Office Operations
Operational Excellence

Process Re-Engineering
Call Center Operations
Vendor Management
[/pl_accordioncontent] [pl_accordioncontent name=”accordion” number=”8″ heading=”Technology”] Technology is such a big part of the operating model for most financial sector firms today that identifying and attracting strong leadership is not optional. Huffman Associates has the expertise and knowledge base across the industry to help your firm identify and attract strong senior management to keep your systems running smoothly and cost effectively. We have experience with the following.

Chief Information Officer – CIO
Chief Information Security Officer – CISO
Chief Technology Officer – CTO
Risk Technology
Loan Servicing Systems
Loan Origination Systems
Cloud, SaaS based systems and applications, etc.
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