Mr. Richards has been the Bank's Chief Risk Officer since September 2019 when the Bank consolidated the Credit and Risk organizations into one Enterprise Risk Management group. Mr. Richards served as our Chief Credit Officer from January 2018 through September 2019. Prior to that, he held several senior leadership positions with TD Bank (and its predecessor banks) from 2008 until 2018, Compass Bank from 2006 until 2008, Regions Bank (and its predecessor banks) from 1999 until 2006, and Bank One (now part of JPMorgan Chase) from 1993 through 1999.
Mr. Richards has a breadth of experience across Capital Markets, Commercial C&I, Commercial CRE, Consumer Lending, Specialty Banking, Government and Not-for-Profit Banking industries, as well as, extensive Workout and Recovery experience. In addition, Mr. Richards has significant experience in bank mergers and acquisitions, from the due diligence phase through integration. He has also been an essential part of several core infrastructure and strategic realignment projects. Mr. Richards has a B.S. in Finance from Indiana State University.