Women of Influence: Mary Pat Denney

Women of Influence: Mary Pat Denney

Mary Pat Denney joined The Oakleaf Group in 2015, and was charged with refreshing and expanding relationships with the company’s core client base after it diverted critical resources to developing two substantial new service offerings to other client bases. 

Denney has established and grown the risk consulting practice area for the company despite the evolving landscape for this client base. She quickly absorbed the complexities of proposed attainable solutions which generated high confidence in Oakleaf’s services. As a result, the client was able to maintain focus on strategic matters while their resources were delivered with a minimum of their own efforts. 

Denney has also developed and defined the risk consulting practice area as a collaborative partner in clients’ large initiatives to transform their housing financial models environment. Her success expanding this service offering resulted in Oakleaf’s strategic decision to devote greater resources to the function and achieve similar success at additional housing finance participants.

Denney started the multifamily credit policy functions at two GSEs and helped to win, develop and execute a large multiyear federal contract with the FDIC involving assessment of risk and portfolio management of at-risk bank portfolios of single family and commercial loans. 

In addition, Denney has championed womens’ advancement through individual mentorship and exposure to professional development opportunities such as women-based housing and finance industry groups.