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Jacob Kosoff
Head of Model Risk Management & Validation at Regions Bank


Jacob Kosoff is the Head of Model Risk Management and Validation (MRMV) at Regions Bank, serving in this role since May 2014. Jacob has held roles in model development, credit review and model risk management at Genesis Analytics, Freddie Mac & PNC prior to joining Regions. Jacob serves on the Alabama Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Associated Technologies, an appointment he received from the Governor of Alabama. Jacob also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Levite Jewish Community Center and as a member of the CEO Search Committee for the Birmingham Jewish Federation.

Jacob was recently nominated by Regions Bank and selected by the Birmingham Business Journal as a Top 40 under 40 award recipient.

Jacob has developed a strong and stable quantitative team that has benefited from under 10% annual external turnover over the past four years. Jacob’s biggest accomplishment in his career has been in helping over 25 model risk management associates grow into other crucial roles at Regions that align with their career architecture plans and the banks’ needs.

The Regions model risk management and validation team is comprised of 44% female associates, up from 13% when he started in 2014.

Jacob is married to Ilene Kosoff and they have three children.

Agenda Sessions

  • Automation in Model Risk Management – New Urgency and the Impact of COVID-19