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Cheryl Avis


Director - Risk, GM Financial

Location: Minneapolis, MN


Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Cheryl Avis, CSPO, CSM - Director - Risk, GM Financial

As Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
SENIOR RISK, COMPLIANCE, FINANCE and IT PROFESSIONAL IT: Agile with Scrum, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner Business: Compliance, Policies & Procedures, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Internal Controls, Portfolio and Financial Analysis & Business Process Reengineering What’s your organization’s biggest problem and how can I help you solve it? Ambitious, self-motivated, smart-working. Progressive and constructive catalyst for change. Exceptional organizational and strategic skills to achieve maximum results. Detail-focused while driving for successful enterprise goals. Easily work with multiple stakeholders of all levels and positions. Successful in making Agile methodology work in a waterfall organization. Performance-driven professional with experience spanning domestic/international business units and corporate/field locations. Proven track record in management of diverse, cross-functional teams and projects, both small and large. Extensive experience in developing and documenting internal communications (policies and procedures, employee bulletins and other technical user documentation); ensuring (non-accounting) regulatory compliance, including gap analysis with existing polices & procedures (OFAC, USA Patriot Act, Basel II, global data privacy regulations, global anti-money laundering, etc.); financially driven process reengineering; training; system development, design and implementation; employee leadership (hiring, development, mentoring, performance improvement programs and terminations); financial analysis; risk management; and credit underwriting. Executive level candidate with 30 years of professional experience.

Work experience

GM Financial, Product Owner
January 2015 - Present, Bloomington, MN, United States
Business Lead (Product Owner) for proprietary in-house commercial risk rating, monitoring and underwriting system overseeing a diverse team of domestic and international team members and business stakeholders of all levels. Responsibilities include building global consensus for change; driving successful project delivery; process analysis and enhancement to ensure global standardization of risk analytics and underwriting activities as directed by key business stakeholders; and overseeing data conversion from legacy systems incorporated into a global monitoring system. Coordination with senior project manager and Scrum Master to ensure all IT governance protocols are adhered to without distracting the development team.


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