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John H. Maher specializes in commercial bank governance, consumer compliance, and credit risk management. Mr. Maher advises clients with credit-related services, risk management, strategic planning and development, regulatory compliance, and organizational design. His clients include domestic and international banks and nonbank financial services providers.

Mr. Maher has over 25 years of financial industry and advisory experience. He was previously senior vice president and head of international strategic development at a major financial group in New York and Boston. In this role, he managed global initiatives designed to enhance product delivery to corporate customers worldwide. Mr. Maher also managed international trade promotion, including export lending and correspondent banking services.

Earlier, Mr. Maher served as the chief of staff and special assistant to the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of a bank in New York and London. In that capacity, Mr. Maher developed and executed various strategic initiatives both domestically and abroad.

Mr. Maher also was a member of the risk policy committee of the board of directors and an executive liaison between the European and North American operations of a banking group. He also served in the internal management consulting unit, where he advised executive management on a variety of cross-functional, strategic imperatives for business and operating units. Additionally, he served as a relationship manager for large and mid-size corporate borrowers. Mr. Maher also completed a commercial credit management training program while serving as chief credit analyst. 


Pace University
Lubin Graduate School of Business
MBA, Corporate Finance (honors)

Drew University
B.A., Economics (summa cum laude)

Employment History

Berkeley Research Group, LLC
2014 – present

FTI Consulting, Inc. 
Managing director, Financial Institution Commercial Credit Risk
2011 – 2014 

Director, Financial Institution Credit Risk Management Practice
2007 – 2011 

The Secura Group
1998 – 2007 

Fleet Financial Group and National Westminster Bank Group
Division manager, International Banking
1995 – 1998
Chief of staff/special assistant to chairman of the board and CEO
1993 − 1995
Vice president, Strategic Development
1991 − 1993
Vice president, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager
1988 − 1991
Commercial Banking Management Training Program
1987 − 1988

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Professional Affiliations

Risk Management Association (RMA), 1998 – present

New Jersey Bankers Association, 1997 – present

Institute of International Bankers (IIB), 1995 – present

Bankers’ Association for Finance (BAFT), 1995 – present