Clifford Rossi

Clifford Rossi

Clifford Rossi is an executive-in-residence and professor of the practice at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Prior to entering academia, Rossi had nearly 25 years' experience in banking and government, having held senior executive roles in risk management at several of the largest financial services companies. His most recent position was managing director and chief risk officer for Citigroup's Consumer Lending Group where he was responsible for overseeing the risk of a $300+B global portfolio of mortgage, home equity, student loans, and auto loans with 700 employees under his direction. While there he was intimately involved in Citi's TARP and stress test activities. He also served as the chief credit officer at Washington Mutual (WaMu) and as managing director and chief risk officer at Countrywide Bank.

How Maryland Smith Is Helping the FDA Think About Drug Manufacturing and Risk

Pandemic-era disruptions underscored a troubling reality in the pharmaceutical industry – an outsized reliance on foreign manufacturers for the raw ingredients for drugs sold in the United States.

It’s a situation that exposes Americans to numerous risks – operational, financial, geopolitical and environmental. As concerns mount about those risks, the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ) is looking to the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business for help with answers.

Advanced Risk Management Training for Mortgage Professionals

Oct. 19–Nov. 6, 2020

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This comprehensive set of learning modules led by senior risk leaders at mortgage-specializing institutions. Topics include elements of risk governance, mortgage credit risk management, operational risk management for mortgage lending, secondary marketing risk management and mortgage risk analytics, among other key risk topics. 

October 18, 2020 - 8:00pm

First-of-its-kind Collateral Risk Education Series Launches Sept. 14

Series Focused on Mortgage Industry to be delivered by Maryland Smith, Collateral Risk Network

Residential collateral risk professionals can expand their knowledge base and build risk management skills through a forthcoming education series jointly presented by the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and the Collateral Risk Network (CRN).

The four-part Collateral Risk Education series will run online 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 14, 16, 21 and 23.

Risk Management, Quality Assurance & Fraud Prevention Forum

Considerable meteorological research suggests that the frequency and intensity of North Atlantic hurricanes are on the rise. The focus of this presentation is to assist attendees to better understand the specific impacts of hurricane intensity and frequency on mortgage default.

Clifford Rossi, executive-in-residence and professor of the practice at Maryland Smith, will be moderating the CRO panel on hurricane risk.

September 16, 2020 - 11:15am


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