How Business Credit Needs Change over the Business Cycle

General Information

Cost: Members: $95
Non-members: $195

Registration Includes: One telephone and web connection at one physical location


US: 12:00 pm PT // 3:00 pm ET
*Please remember the time zone differences if you are not on the East Coast.*


About the Webinar

How to Lend to Business Borrowers Over the Business Cycle

As borrowers and lenders work through the business cycle, credit needs change as well. Lenders must be ready to recognize the changes and accommodate their clients’ requirements, and credit approvers must be prepared to evaluate and adjudicate the impact of these changes on underwriting, approval and credit risk management.

Business cycles are inevitable and risk managers must learn to identify and evaluate clients’ relative vulnerability to recessions.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How borrowers’ credit needs change over four phases of business cycle
  • Industries most vulnerable to recession and those industries less susceptible to recession
  • Portfolio and credit management techniques and lending options over the business cycle
  • A recession checklist to diagnose and improve cyclical commercial loan portfolio management


About the Speaker

Dev Strischek, Devon Risk Advisory Group

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Dev Strischek is principal of Devon Risk Advisory Group and speaks on a wide range of credit risk, commercial banking and lending topics. As former SVP and senior credit policy officer at SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, he was responsible for developing, implementing and administering credit policies for SunTrust’s wholesale lines of business—commercial, commercial real estate, corporate investment banking, capital markets, business banking and private wealth management. He also spent three years as managing director and credit approver in SunTrust's Florida commercial lending and corporate investment banking areas, respectively.

Prior to SunTrust, Dev was chief credit officer for Barnett Bank's Palm Beach market. Besides stints at other banks in Florida, Kansas City and Ohio, Dev's experiences outside of banking include CFO of a Honolulu construction company, combat engineer officer in the U.S. Army, and college economics instructor in Hawaii, Missouri and Florida. A graduate of Ohio State University and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, he earned his M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii.

Dev serves as an instructor at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking and the American Bankers Association's (ABA) Commercial Lending. His school, conference and workshop audiences have included participants drawn from the ABA, RMA, OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, FFIEC, SBA, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and the AICPA.

Dev has written about credit risk management, financial analysis and related subjects for the Risk Management Association's RMA Journal, and other business professional journals. He is the author of Analyzing Construction Contractors and its related RMA workshop. A past national chair of RMA and former Florida Chapter president, Dev serves as a member of the RMA Journal's advisory board. He also serves on the advisory board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA), and he has consulted on credit risk issues with banks in Morocco, Egypt and Angola through the U.S. State Department's Financial Service Volunteer Corps (FSVC). He also served on the Private Company Council (PCC) of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB); the PCC reviews current and proposed generally accepted principles (GAAP) and recommends revisions that simplify their use for privately held organizations.


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3/14/2023 3:00 PM - 3/14/2023 4:00 PM

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