Janet Jozwik is quickly becoming a fixture on the structured finance conference circuit, and her vast range of specialized knowledge is solidifying her place as a thought leader in the space.
With an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in economics from Johns Hopkins University, Jozwik is a force to be reckoned with. After starting her career at Fannie Mae, where she specialized in single-family credit risk analysis, she moved on to RiskSpan five years ago, where she works as managing director and head of data analytics and credit modeling. Jozwik, who manages both the data analysis and quantitative modeling teams, has become RiskSpan’s subject matter expert on all things related to mortgage credit risk.
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?
“While a junior analyst, I had a manager who told me to always ask for context related to any request for analysis, whether from a customer, a colleague or even my manager himself. I needed to understand the why behind a request in order to do my job well. Simply asking why accelerated my ability to learn from those around me – colleagues who had years of experience and a tremendous depth of knowledge about housing finance, and where our firm fit in the industry. By understanding why, I grew from simply responding to requests to focusing on problem solving.”