Kroll Bond Ratings announced the members of its senior management team, including experts from a range of financial disciplines. Kroll Bond Ratings will distinguish itself by performing the deep analysis that is synonymous with the firm that Jules Kroll created. The firm will emphasize ratings accuracy and adopt the investment community's perspective in forming its approach to ratings and corporate governance. Kroll Bond Ratings expects to publish its first ratings during the third quarter of 2010. Ellen Coleman ('98) is part of the new senior management team.
Coleman is the Director of Underwriting Review at Kroll Bond Ratings and is responsible for mortgage originator and servicer reviews. Coleman has 20 years of financial services experience concentrated in mortgage investment and risk management. She served five years at Countrywide Financial Corp. in various treasury roles where she helped originate and fund mortgage securitizations. Prior to Countrywide, Coleman spent ten years as a relationship banker with ABN AMRO Bank in Los Angeles. She began her banking career at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. Coleman holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.