Brian Gunn was named chief risk officer for Ally Financial in November 2011. In this role, Gunn has overall responsibility for achieving an appropriate balance between risk and return, mitigating unnecessary risk and protecting the company’s financial returns.
Gunn joined Ally Financial in 2008 as chief risk officer for the Global Automotive Services business where he was responsible for overseeing disciplined risk processes, governance and analytics in support of Ally’s efforts to diversify and grow its automotive product lines. In this role, Gunn established a global auto risk management framework for all product lines across North America, Latin America, Europe and China.
Prior to joining Ally, Gunn served in a number of senior leadership positions with GE Money of Stamford, Conn., most recently as chief risk officer for GE Money Canada. In this role, he was responsible for all areas of risk management and collections across various product lines.
Gunn received a master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Providence College in Providence, R.I.