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Chris Jackson

Lecturer; Principal, Carlton & Crim Services, LLC

Chris Jackson is a risk management and internal control executive with over 20 years of leadership and progressive achievement in the financial services, technology, and communication industries.

He has taken various governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) roles within organizations, most recently establishing initial enterprise risk management (ERM) functions at two financial market utilities. His background includes experience with risk and control frameworks (COSO, COBIT, etc.), regulatory compliance, business continuity and disaster recovery, enterprise risk management, vendor risk management, internal audit, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).

Jackson established the first ERM function at Common Securitization Solutions (CSS), a joint venture between Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charged with developing the future infrastructure for the secondary mortgage market. The ERM team is responsible for implementation and enforcement of a risk management framework across CSS business operations and technology and mature ERM capabilities as CSS services become fully operational.

Prior to joining CSS, Jackson established the first Enterprise Risk Management framework at The Clearing House, a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU) in payment services, including policy development and implementing risk management processes, monitoring, and reporting capabilities. He was also responsible for the administration of the Business Continuity Program and acting as lead regulatory examination liaison for the organization.

Prior to his SIFMU responsibilities, Chris served in various risk and control capacities at Bank of America, as a consultant at KPMG, LLP, and as a member of senior internal audit leadership at Unisys Corporation. Chris is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a Certified Trust Auditor. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), ISACA, and Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).


  • M.S., Georgia State University
  • B.S., Clemson University