Ms. Mazza is a seasoned professional with experience in international project management, financial and mortgage markets, operations and credit derivatives. She demonstrates superior quantitative analysis skills, particularly in modeling complex financial transactions. She is an experienced interpersonal communicator, especially proficient in the areas of public speaking, vendor/client management, technological product development, and teaming arrangements.
Watkins Consulting, Inc., Senior Director
Client: FDIC, Compliance Monitoring Contractor
Manage the operational procedures for Watkins Consulting Group in its role as Compliance Monitoring Contractor. Developed, designed and implemented a compliance system consisting of relational data warehouse, analysis module and reporting system. Introduced operational efficiency and consistency to the compliance review process and documentation of results. Provide Quality Assurance for written reports and performance metrics; oversee day-to-day work of junior professionals.
Client: Fannie Mae, Total Return Infrastructure
Led analysis, development and integration of analytical models for Fannie Mae’s capital markets portfolio. Authored the business requirement documentation, developed, wrote and conducted all use case scenarios. Researched required variable inputs, data sources and engineering requirements in order to implement additional volatility models, pricing engines and statistical reporting in order to facilitate management of Fannie Mae’s Capital Markets portfolio.
Client: Fannie Mae, Capital Market Strategies
Conducted a pilot study risk-return analysis for the Client’s Capital Markets Strategy team; focusing on enhanced risk metrics for a subset of the investment portfolio. Project encompassed all aspects of the risk management process, including buy-in from trading desk and pricing professionals, testing proposed plan within the total return infrastructure, designing procedures for on-going transaction management, and training Client’s financial analysts. Partnered with Clients’ Portfolio Technology team to ensure compatibility with existing technology infrastructure, reliability of financial models, and consistency of analytics results. Selected and manage a team of three Finance Professionals to reverse engineer structured transactions. Dissected complex transaction documentation into concise, streamlined summaries for management review.
TASP, LLC, Director of Enterprise Solutions
Led the development team that created a wireless mobile application for AT&T targeted to the construction industry as a response to the Nextel “push-to-talk “innovation. Designed and implemented a mobile payments solution for American Express in Latin America. Supervise and lead Israeli-based development team: created and directed the Testing Plan, updated and published the User Documents. Coordinated business development activities to meet budget and timelines. Designed and managed tailored training programs for clients in more than six states. Develop and author advisory services proposals.
Fannie Mae, Senior Manager
International Housing Finance Services (IHFS): Manager for a professional unit promoting, organizing and hosting IHFS’s International Housing Finance Services Symposium Series, a suite of mortgage finance educational programs throughout the World. Utilize 10+ years of experience in mortgage finance and fixed-income asset management to manage consulting services to foreign governments, financial institutions, international organizations, and private-sector clients. Created and directed the development/implementation of new educational programs in housing finance, designed to enhance IHFS’s Symposium offerings. Overall team responsibility to supervise development, management, and implementation of customized educational programs for mortgage finance clients. Conducted business development activities to source opportunities and secure corporate sponsorships. Designed and managed tailored training programs in housing finance and mortgage securitization for clients in more than 10 countries to date. Developed and authored advisory services proposals. Serve a project leader as well as subject matter expert for IHFS advisory projects.
Fannie Mae, Credit Portfolio Strategies
Business Lead directing the Credit Transaction system development effort. Communicated business requirements to development team, developed use cases, conducted user acceptance testing, and managed production environment implementation. Implemented Intex© as the project modeling tool to administer complex credit transactions on a monthly basis, and for aggregation into production environment. Trained Credit Portfolio Strategies staff on Intex modeling language. Managed the professional staff, responsible for the analysis of negotiated credit transactions for inclusion in the Credit Enhancement system.