Darryl Knopp rejoined in June 2017 as Senior Director of FICO Advisors Digital Practice at FICO. He designs and devises visionary approaches to business challenges, relying on years of experience working with clients around the world, leveraging new data science expertise, proven analytics techniques and FICO’s leading platforms, to drive success and improved performance for our Clients.During his initial stint at FICO, 2002-2005, Darryl was a critical driver of FICO’s Base strategies, FICO® TRIAD™ Transaction Scores, and other initiatives.
Darryl has Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Actuarial Science and a Minor in Commerce from the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB Canada. A native of Canada, Darryl started his career holding roles from teller to Director of Risk Management for TD Canada Trust and PC Bank. In the later roles in risk management he has significant experience in credit product launches, risk based pricing, and predictive model development. Darryl is a frequent speaker at industry events including FICO World and CSRSA conferences.
Before joining FICO, Darryl held many key roles at financial institutions through North America and Asia, including Chief Risk Officer of Grow Financial, a Canadian Fintech specializing in online lending and building software for financial institutions. This included development of credit strategies, management of underwriting and fraud prevention teams, compliance and privacy strategies, along with technology security. In this role, he also held Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, and Chief Information Security Officer.
Darryl was also CRO of Mekong Development Bank, a mid-size Vietnamese bank specializing in consumer and SME lending. This included the creation of credit and underwriting strategies, market risk, operational risk, portfolio management, collections, and Basel readiness. During his time there, Darryl co-managed an implementation of all core banking and lending systems for consumer and SME
Darryl also spent significant time in Japan, where he was initially Head of Risk and Lending for Shinsei Bank, a mid-size Japanese bank focused on retail banking products. This role was focused on growing the mortgage footprint, significantly reducing manual intervention, launching a consumer credit card, bringing the bank to Basel readiness and working with the JFSA on the Basel review. In this role, Darryl also had P&L responsibility for all lending products, including product marketing, pricing and product design. Included in his time in Japan, Darryl was Head of Risk for Asia for Lehman Brothers.