Chris Milner

Chris Milner
Founder, CEO and President
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Chris Milner

Christopher Milner is the founder, President and CEO of The Oakleaf Group, LLC. A recognized expert in mortgage finance, securitization, risk management, and information technology, Chris has managed capital markets, risk management, modeling and analytic, and financial accounting businesses for the mortgage industry for over 20 years. Chris has led Oakleaf through seven consecutive years of growth and leads the firm’s executive management team.

Chris’ main areas of focus are RMBS risk, data analytics technology, and compliance. He has performed forensic investigations and testified as an expert witness in numerous RMBS matters regarding compliance of mortgage loans with underwriting guidelines, validity of property appraisals, and the accuracy of other representations and warranties. He has directed solutions in related areas throughout his career, including risk modeling, mortgage underwriting, credit pricing, risk management, mortgage servicing oversight, portfolio management, financial transformation and securities trading. Earlier in his career, Chris developed a leading commercial product for the electronic trading of mortgage backed securities.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.

Impact of CECL on Bank Capital and Earnings
Founder, CEO and President
There has been much focus (and rightly so) on modeling of the loan loss reserve under the new CECL standard. Less attention has been paid to the impact from CECL on a bank’s capital and earnings.
There has been much focus (and rightly so) on modeling of the loan loss reserve under the new CECL standard. Less attention has been paid to the impact from CECL on a bank’s capital and earnings. Many banks are in the process of preparing their 3-year strategic plans at this time and they would be...
Oakleaf President & CEO Chris Milner's Inaugural Blog
Founder, CEO and President
I have heretofore avoided blogging in a way that I hope is natural to someone of my generation. I grew up when computing was still a novelty, and though I personally enjoy all the new gadgets that technology is making available, I have stopped short of Instagramming and Twitter. And blogging… until...
We've Moved!
Founder, CEO and President
The Oakleaf team has moved into a brand-new office space in Bethesda, Maryland. It has been an exciting transition and we’re thrilled to now have all of our team members under one roof! Please see below for our new address and look out for information regarding our Office Warming Party in the new...
Brad Davis Joins Oakleaf as Managing Director
Founder, CEO and President
We are excited to announce that Brad Davis has joined The Oakleaf Group as Managing Director of Business Development. Brad joins Oakleaf’s leadership team in a dedicated business development capacity, building our pipeline, bringing in new business, and building out Oakleaf’s business development...
Oakleaf's Analytics Execution Framework
Founder, CEO and President
Oakleaf Group brings to our clients our proprietary Analytics Execution Framework, developed over the last decade to optimize analytic business processes at financial institutions and regulators. The execution framework ties together all necessary components to execute analytic processes in an efficient and controlled manner
Oakleaf Group Analytics Execution Framework Process Oakleaf Group brings to our clients our proprietary Analytics Execution Framework, developed over the last decade to optimize analytic business processes at financial institutions and regulators. The execution framework ties together all necessary...