Call us at +1-(510)-868-1040

Login Register

This webinar will help you to build, implement, and maintain strong credit culture. This course offers 14 tools to test and check the strength of the organization’s credit risk management and techniques for remediating and improving credit culture and credit risk management.


  • Learn elements of a strong credit culture
  • Explain linkage between credit culture and credit risk management
  • Describe the 14 credit discipline tools essential to a strong credit risk management and its culture


Both bank regulators and the market expects and demands excellence in credit risk management. These 14 tools offer an expedient way to test the quality of credit risk management but also serve as techniques for remediating and improving credit culture and credit risk management.


  • 4 types of credit cultures and optimal credit culture
  • Elements of credit risk management
  • Regulatory expectations for credit culture and credit risk management
  • Role of credit discipline tools in building and maintaining credit culture and credit risk management
  • Written credit policy
  • Risk-driven credit analysis
  • Uniform credit packages
  • Experienced underwriting
  • Informed decision-making
  • Proper loan approval—minimal credit policy exceptions
  • Valid, granular risk rating system
  • Reliable closing and booking—minimal loan documentation exceptions
  • Loan performance monitoring and reporting
  • Independent loan review and audit functions
  • Adequate loan loss reserve
  • Professional problem asset management
  • Credit lending and training


  • Senior Lenders
  • Chief credit officers
  • Chief executive officers
  • Bank presidents
  • Bank directors
  • Credit risk managers
  • Credit approval officers


A frequent speaker, instructor, advisor and writer on credit risk and commercial banking topics and issues, Martin J. "Dev" Strischek principal of Devon Risk Advisory Group based near Atlanta, Georgia.  Dev advises, trains, and develops for financial organizations risk management solutions and recommendations on a range of issues and topics, e.g., credit risk management, credit culture, credit policy, credit and lending training, etc.  Dev is also a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) Private Company Council (PCC).  PCC’s purpose is to evaluate and recommend to FASB revisions to current and proposed generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) that are more appropriate for privately held firms.  He also serves as the PCC’s representative to FASB’s Credit Losses Transition Resource Group supporting the new current expected credit loss (CECL) standard to be implemented in fiscal year 2019 for public companies and 2020 for private firms.

The former SVP and senior credit policy officer at SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, he was responsible for developing, implementing, and administering credit policies for SunTrust’s wholesale lines of business--commercial, commercial real estate, corporate investment banking, capital markets, business banking and private wealth management. He also spent three years as managing director and credit approver in SunTrust’s Florida commercial lending and corporate investment banking areas, respectively. Prior to SunTrust, he was chief credit officer for Barnett Bank’s Palm Beach market. Besides stints at other banks in Florida, Kansas City, and Ohio, his experiences outside of banking include CFO of a Honolulu construction company, combat engineer officer in the U.S. Army, and college economics instructor.

A graduate of Ohio State University and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Dev earned his M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii. Mr. Strischek serves as an instructor in several banking schools, including the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and the Southwest Graduate School of Banking. His school, conference, and workshop audiences have included participants drawn from the ABA, RMA, OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, FFIEC, SBA, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and the AICPA.

Mr. Strischek has written some 200 articles on credit risk management, financial analysis and related subjects, and he is the author of Analyzing Construction Contractors and instructor of  a contractor analysis workshop. A past national chair of RMA and former RMA Florida Chapter president, Dev has consulted on credit risk issues with banks in Morocco, Egypt, and Angola through the US State Department’s Financial Service Volunteer Corps (FSVC).

View all trainings by this speaker
 
  

Upcoming Webinars