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Forbes Risk Management, LLC was founded by Chris Forbes who has spent over 33 years in the Technology, Risk and Security industry and has worked with many of the world’s largest banks and financial services companies. Chris has spent several years working internationally in the UK and Europe with extensive experience in international regulatory compliance.


Chris Forbes

Chris Forbes


Chris Forbes is the President and founder of Forbes Risk Management, LLC (FRM). Chris has worked in the technology industry with many of the worlds largest banks and financial services institutions. Chris has also spent many years working internationally in the UK, Europe, Canada and Mexico.


  • Over 30 years as a technology executive leading multinational departments through every aspect of information technology management, information risk management and information security
  • Strong financial services industry knowledge and experience in asset management, trading equities / fixed income / commodities / options / currencies, investment portfolio management, algorithmic & electronic trading, trade-order compliance, investment research, back-office settlement, market data, and insurance
  • Deep understanding of operational risk, technology risk, market risk & credit risk including internal controls, assessment, risk reporting, and interfacing with international regulators, the Federal Reserve Bank, state bank examiners and self-regulating organizations (SROs)
  • Innovative and creative problem solver with very strong communications skills including presentations at the board and executive committee level, client sales, negotiations, building and leading inspired and motivated teams, and strong relationship building
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Minor in Finance, Walsh College, Troy MI
  • Bachelors of Science General Studies, Excelsior College (Regent College) Albany NY
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC), ISACA – 2014
  • Certified in Information Security Management (CISM), ISACA – 2015
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI – 2015
  • Licensed Insurance Agent and Broker (Life, Accident and Health), NYS – 2014


  • IT Strategic Planning including Business Alignment, Vision, Mission and Budgets
  • IT Organizational Optimization including Off Shore Resources and Strategic Partnerships
  • IT Finance, Business Cases, Justification and Payback, Optimal Investment Level (ROI, EVA)
  • Portfolio, Program & Project Management (PMI, Prince 2, PMO)
  • Information Security & Risk Management (ISO 27001/2, NIST 800-53 & Cybersecurity Framework, UK Cyber Essentials, SOX, FFIEC, EMEA & APAC Regulatory Compliance)
  • Enterprise Architecture, System Landscapes, Application Roadmaps, Technology Standards
  • Full Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Platform Delivery Lifecycle (DLC)
  • Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Analysis & Reporting, ETL, Database Admin
  • Application Integration (EAI), Middleware, Messaging, Publish/Subscribe, Broadcast
  • Extensive Software Application Architecture and development experience including High-Speed, Low-Latency, Large Volume, Scalable, and Resilient Solutions
  • Business Process Re-engineering, Process Optimization and Lean Six-Sigma
  • Infrastructure Management, Service Delivery, Production Support (ITIL), Data Centers
  • IT Governance, Process Standardization, and Audit (ISO 9000, COBIT 5, IT-CMF, CMM)

Chris can be reached at or +1 516-398-7718

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