Karen Brown joined Lending Science DM as Vice President & General Manager Risk Analytics in May 2019. Prior to joining LSDM, Karen was the SVP, Model Development for Synchrony where she had responsibility for the development of all consumer, commercial and capital models supporting Synchrony’s private label credit card, bankcard, and installment lending programs. She was also integral to the establishment of Synchrony’s independent Model Development and Model Risk Management functions when Synchrony sought independence from GE Capital in 2015. Karen joined GE Capital in 2003 when GE acquired Conseco Finance. She worked in a variety of roles leading model development, credit strategy development, and credit risk infrastructure for the Sales Finance business prior to her promotion to SVP. Karen has over 25 years’ experience in financial services as both a consultant and a lender. In her free time Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, running, and boating.