Dallas’ Comerica Inc. Names New Senior EVP/Chief Risk Officer

Brian Goldman, who's had numerous risk management roles at Goldman Sachs and Citibank, will be responsible for overseeing risk on an enterprise-wide basis at Comerica.

Brian Goldman has been named senior EVP and chief risk officer at Dallas-based Comerica Inc., effective Dec. 4.

Goldman will succeed Jay Oberg, who’s expected to retire in December 2024 following more than 32 years with Comerica. Oberg will remain a senior EVP at Comerica until his retirement, the company said.

As chief risk officer, Goldman will report directly to Comerica Chairman, President, and CEO Curt Farmer, as well as to the Enterprise Risk Committee of the Comerica board of directors.

Goldman will be responsible for overseeing risk on an enterprise-wide basis, including governance of all risk management operations at the company; integration of risk principles into strategic planning; leading the second line risk management function; and identification of emerging risks related to regulation, products, services, customer types, and channels.

“Brian has proven leadership and experience in directing enterprise risk. We are pleased to welcome him to Comerica to further advance our program as the banking industry continues to experience change,” Farmer said in a statement. “Jay has played an important role in numerous accomplishments that have helped strengthen Comerica’s risk foundation, and we wish him all the best as he prepares for retirement.”

Key roles at Goldman Sachs and Citibank

Comerica said that Goldman has had numerous risk management roles at both Goldman Sachs and Citibank, most recently serving as head of operational risk for the Institutional Clients Group and Citibank NA, the primary U.S. banking subsidiary of Citigroup.

He spent 23 out of his 26 years in leadership roles at Goldman Sachs where he was instrumental in establishing critical risk functions. Previously, Goldman was chief risk officer for the Operations Division before serving as head of enterprise risk management where he established the organization’s enterprise risk management framework.

He then served as head of operational risk where he oversaw the identification, monitoring, reporting and mitigation of all operational risks.

Prior to those roles, Goldman worked in multiple capacities within Goldman Sachs, focusing on process execution, transformation and risk management.

Oberg joined Comerica in 1991 as a financial analyst in the controller department. After moving to corporate development in 1995, his scope of work increased as he assumed leadership of Comerica’s Corporate Planning and Development function in 2007.

In 2016, Oberg’s role expanded as he began serving as EVP, Corporate Development, Strategy and Capital Planning. He then assumed the role of chief risk officer in 2019.

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