2014 Women of Influence: Kimberly Davis-Riffe


KIMBERLY DAVIS-RIFFE co-partners KPMG’s national mortgage and consumer lending group, a division within the firm’s financial risk management advisory practice comprised of more than 320 subject-matter professionals. KPMG is a global firm that includes more than 145,000 professionals in 152 countries.

With more than 20 years of experience focused solely in the consumer lending space, Davis-Riffe’s core focus is providing financial, operational and regulatory compliance assistance to large and middle-market mortgage and consumer lending originators, servicers, securitizers and the government-sponsored enterprises. More specifically, she focuses on business process redesign, operational risk and control assessments, risk governance, monitoring, reporting and remediation.

Davis-Riffe developed KPMG’s Mortgage Transformation Platform to provide clients greater adaptability to market conditions and regulatory requirements, as well as enhanced risk and compliance management, data cleanliness, control monitoring, and cost savings through automation, use of shared services, and outsourcing.

“I have considered Kimberly my mentor for my entire career — through two different consulting firms — and continue to look to her for guidance,” her nominator wrote.

She is also the leading author of KPMG’s publications on mortgage originations and servicing operations considerations, including brochures, addressing topics including the pressure today’s origination industry is experiencing to evaluate, enhance and transform its business practices as a result of regulatory compliance and investor concerns.

Davis-Riffe has been a panel moderator and participant at the MBA’s 100th Annual Convention in 2013 and developed the Mortgage Symposium in coordination with SNR Denton and Digital Risk.