Ronald Cathcart

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Previous Experience

  • Head of Enterprise Risk Supervision, Federal Reserve Bank of New York 
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Capital Consulting
  • Chief Risk Officer, Washington Mutual
  • Executive Vice President, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Executive Vice President, JPMorgan Chase
  • Chief Risk Officer for the Personal and Commercial Division, Royal Bank of Canada

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Ronald Cathcart

Managing Director

Ron draws on more than three decades of experience in the U.S. and global banking and regulatory sectors to advise Promontory clients on managing their risks.


He joined Promontory from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he led a team of risk professionals responsible for overseeing each of the risk disciplines at systemically important banks. He also co-chaired the risk secretariat of the LISCC, the Federal Reserve committee that oversees the largest and most complex banks, and was a member of both the LISCC’s operating committee and the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review’s executive committee. Ron represented the Federal Reserve in the policy-development group of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, helping develop the Basel III framework. 

He previously founded and led a consulting firm that provided advisory services to banks, private-equity firms, and other financial companies. Earlier, at Washington Mutual, Ron oversaw the team that managed the bank’s credit, market, operational, compliance, and regulatory risks, as well as its internal audit. He also led retail risk management at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Prior to that, Ron served as JPMorgan Chase’s chief risk officer for retail banking and oversaw the bank’s consumer loan portfolios. He began his career at Royal Bank of Canada, where he spent 17 years and served in positions of increasing authority.


  • M.B.A., Ivey Business School 
  • B.A., Dartmouth College

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