Steven Smeltzer

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Previous Experience

  • Partner, IBM
  • President, Renaissance International
  • Principal, Ernst & Young

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Steven Smeltzer

Managing Director, Global Sales Leader

Steven is an industry leader in financial services consulting and oversees Promontory’s global sales efforts.


He has spent more than four decades in business strategy, risk management, retail and commercial banking, and financial markets. Steven, who joined IBM in 2004, most recently served as its global head of enterprise risk management for IBM’s analytics group and led the design of Watson’s cognitive solution for risk and compliance. He previously oversaw development of IBM’s methodologies for advising on operational and information-technology risks and worked closely with IBM’s research department on how to best use structured and unstructured data to identify and control enterprise risk.

Prior to IBM, Steven led a boutique consulting company focused on developing new approaches to risk management, developing overall business strategies for leading banks, credit card companies, and consumer electronic companies.

He has a strong background in consumer and commercial lending and has developed and implemented strategies and solutions for operational risk for several of the largest global financial services companies. Steven has also led large-scale global acquisitions and transformation projects and developed overall business strategy for leading organizations.


  • M.B.A., West Texas A&M University

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