Leadership Team
Cory Schwab
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

A career risk manager, Cory Schwab has administered regulatory, consulting, and operational functions across financial organizations of various size, complexity, and condition. Cory comes to Symmetry after serving as Chief Risk Officer for a multi-billion dollar institution, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union. In this capacity, he was responsible for the credit union’s Enterprise Risk Management Program, which included Vendor and Third-Party Risk Management, Asset/Liability Management, Financial Planning and Analysis, Budgeting, and Master Data Management Departments.

Prior to Alaska USA, Cory managed the Commercial and Secondary Market Loans division for Patelco Credit Union. Under Cory’s leadership at Patelco, this team built and maintained multiple relationships across financial institutions, loan origination companies, third-party servicers, and other industry participants.

Before entering the credit union industry, Cory was a safety and soundness examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, where he held subject matter expert designations in the areas of Trust, Accounting, Capital Markets, Bank Secrecy Act, and Shared National Credits. He then served as Director of Risk Management for RSM US LLP, where he managed a consulting practice serving credit unions, banks, trust companies, and finance companies. Cory continues to hold multiple industry designations, including Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Commercial Loan Officer (CCLO), and Certified Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert (CUERME). A frequent guest speaker at industry conferences and roundtables, Cory has been a panelist at the CUNA CFO Conference, CUNA Lending Conference, Callahan & Associates Investment Forums, ALM First Financial Institute, and Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight for Financial Services Conference, among others.


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