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Steve Kline

SVP Group Manager, Credit Risk
Bank of the West

Steve Kline is a risk management professional with over 25 years of Credit Risk Management experience. His prior roles at Bank of America, Citigroup, Ally and Populus Financial Group include managing teams responsible for scorecard development, risk technology, portfolio management, forecasting & analytics, credit policy & underwriting. He has overseen multiple instances of first-time scorecard deployment over the years, leading to sizeable improvements in portfolio performance and financial results.

As the Group Credit Risk Manager - he manages the credit risk for a nearly $15bn portfolio which includes Auto Finance, RV and Marine businesses at Bank of the West, a BNP Paribas company. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics and MBA in Finance.