Roman Iwachiw, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Roman Iwachiw is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of FI Consulting. In 2002, he co-founded the company with the goal of helping financial institutions meet business challenges at the intersection of analytics, data, and technology. Since then, Roman has led FI Consulting’s growth to more than 50 professionals and an outstanding performance record of creating value for commercial, government, and non-profit institutions. As FI Consulting has grown, Roman has kept a steady focus on retaining and strengthening its founding culture—one that is collaborative, meritocratic, and committed to continually increasing the value delivered to clients and employees. With more than 15 years of experience serving clients, Roman’s work has included developing financial models for fixed income portfolios, validating models and software, implementing data management and analytical systems, and designing custom approaches to address unique analytical problems. Before co-founding FI Consulting, Roman worked in the management consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Policy Studies from Syracuse University. Roman received his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter in 2005 and is a board member of the CFA Society of Washington, DC.
Allison Kirsch, Chief Operating Officer
Allison Kirsch is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at FI Consulting. In her role as COO, Allison directs the day-to-day operations of the firm and is responsible for operational and strategic priorities in the areas of human resources, marketing, sales, finance, technology, and facilities. In addition, Allison collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. In her six years at FI Consulting, she has established a strong track record of results, focusing on the scalable growth of the organization as it has more than tripled in size. Working closely with team members, Allison develops processes and procedures to ensure that FI Consulting’s values are maintained and that the company continues its success. She earned both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degree from American University. In addition, she has earned certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Derek Davison, Senior Manager
Derek Davison, a Senior Manager at FI Consulting, has more than 13 years of experience consulting federal and commercial clients with an emphasis on lending institutions. Derek leads financial modeling and data analytics projects that provide decision makers with insight into complex business and operational issues. He currently oversees more than 20 team members who provide services to FI Consulting’s federal clients. Derek specializes in working in environments that are subject to high levels of audit and regulatory scrutiny, and has helped multiple clients successfully achieve clean audit opinions on financial and data processes. In the wake of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, Derek led FI Consulting’s support of the U.S. Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), where he designed, developed, and implemented a financial modeling process that received a clean audit opinion in its first year. Prior to joining FI Consulting in 2004, Derek worked in the federal practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers and then IBM. Derek received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Rutgers University.
Kris Fizyta, Manager
Kris Fizyta leads teams that provide analytical solutions to federal agencies with large, complex credit portfolios. Kris specializes in developing models of loan performance, cash flows, and portfolio risks, as well as designing custom solutions that help clients solve their data and analytical challenges. Kris’ objective as manager is to ensure that FI Consulting teams deliver high value to clients. Kris has deep experience with implementation of the Federal Credit Reform Act and has helped agencies navigate the complete lifecycle for credit program modeling, financial reporting, and budgeting. He has redesigned complex data-intensive processes to improve controls, reduce manual effort and key person dependencies, and generate more reliable and robust results. Kris’ work is instrumental in helping his clients achieve clean audit opinions and demonstrating credibility to stakeholders. Prior to joining FI Consulting in 2007, Kris was a logistics and financial manager at an industrial products distributor. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his Master of Arts degree in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins.
Joe Feldmann, Manager
Joe Feldmann leads teams that develop data and analytical applications for institutions with mortgage and real estate portfolios. Joe specializes in designing data models that enable simpler, more flexible, and more robust analytics and modeling, and ensuring appropriate transparency and controls around analytical and modeling outputs. Joe designs solutions that not only address clients’ existing objectives but that are adaptable to meet future needs. At FI Consulting, Joe has led the development of firm standards for creating database applications. He has designed and developed custom applications to execute transactional and reporting processes for pricing, securitization, and asset management of commercial real estate loans. These applications included flexible and configurable frameworks for asset risk ratings, grid-based pricing, management approvals of user activities, and report creation. Clients have experienced improved execution time, data quality, and auditability of their business processes through the use of these applications. Prior to joining FI Consulting, Joe worked on Fannie Mae’s loss allowance models, where he made model enhancements, developed documentation, and provided analysis and audit support. He has worked internationally as a team member on the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Empower Pakistan initiative based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Patrick O’Brien, Manager
Patrick O’Brien oversees financial analytics and credit portfolio modeling projects for federal government clients. Applying his extensive knowledge of security valuation theory and statistical analysis techniques, Patrick helps clients extract and understand key decision criteria from financial models. With his focus on improving and accelerating decision making by prioritizing and automating high-value workflows, Patrick also develops financial data visualizations to help his clients quickly assess market interconnectedness and risks. Prior to joining FI Consulting, Patrick analyzed and built performance-reporting solutions for institutional investors, focusing on the private equity, private real estate, and private energy fund asset classes. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Christina Prevalsky, Manager
Christina Prevalsky leads teams that perform custom analytics and develop applications that support data-driven decision making for our clients. Christina specializes in identifying and implementing process improvements and analytical approaches through flexible models and automated solutions. Designed to strengthen FI Consulting’s public and private sector clients’ internal controls and analytic capabilities, Christina’s work helps clients quantify program effectiveness, gain assurance over reporting and compliance with business requirements, and design automated solutions to understand performance drivers and assess financial and operational risk. She has experience in developing scenario-driven models to quantify financial impact and support strategic decisions around cost structures, new products, and network optimization. Prior to joining FI Consulting, Christina worked as an Investment Risk Analyst for Credit Suisse, focusing on fixed income and private equity portfolios. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and Engineering from Cornell University and received her Chartered Financial Analyst charter in 2012.