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Walter Shields

Bank United
Executive Vice President & Director of Credit Review
Walter Shields is a Senior bank leader, consultant and commissioned OCC National Bank Examiner with a broad and diverse background in banking institutions of differing sizes, types, conditions and complexities currently serving as Executive VP & Director of Credit Review for Bank United.  Mr. Shields is adept at managing complex projects, directing or influencing change and driving process improvement.

He has a well-developed understanding of regulatory requirements and preferences regarding credit and operational risk with proven ability to effectively communicate with, and influence, regulatory authorities as well as internal bank business partners.  Throughout his career he has quickly transformed poorly performing Credit Review functions at four regional banks using best practice methodologies including tools, techniques, reporting and processes tailored to each bank’s needs, maturity level, competencies and regulatory expectations.

Mr. Shields has significant experience building models or less complex methodologies that report on the level of portfolio risk, quality of credit risk management and the direction of risk based on evaluations of portfolio data and internal and external factors