Meet Patchin C. Curtis
Dr. Patchin Curtis is an enterprise risk management (ERM) specialist. She leads Deloitte’s Center for Risk Modeling and Simulation. Her consulting experience encompasses design and implementation of ERM capabilities, especially with respect to quantification of risk types traditionally evaluated qualitatively such as operational, political, and strategic risks. Patchin has pioneered probabilistic quantification techniques to arrive at Gross Margin at Risk and Cash Flow at Risk using event trees as a basis. She has assisted a variety of entities, from global holding companies to small regulatory agencies, with defining risk governance and management structures, developing ERM policies, selecting and customizing a risk framework, developing risk guidelines and processes, assessing key risks across all risk types and subsidiaries and defining KPIs and risk metrics. Patchin has also assisted clients with assessing their risk management capability relative to Deloitte’s ERM capability maturity model, performing ERM information system benchmark studies, leading the information system selection process, and developing knowledge transfer approaches.
Most recently, Patchin has been leading Deloitte’s team of specialists to develop innovative modeling solutions to complex problems such as adaptive supply chains, risk-based budget allocation, public health consequence modeling, and business interruption. Many of these solutions involve combining modeling techniques such as discrete event, agent-based, fault and event tree, geospatial, and other modeling techniques. In addition, the Center for Risk Modeling and Simulation has developed advanced natural language processing and information extraction techniques to dynamically monitor emerging risks and present the information as actionable intelligence.
PMP-certified, Patchin has deep project management skills, including experience leading program management offices for complex projects consisting of multiple teams. She has defined and implemented methodology and processes for all project management phases (initiating through closing) and disciplines (scoping, estimating, planning, staffing, controlling, managing communications, managing risks and issues, and assuring quality). Patchin has experience managing programs in multi-vendor environments for both consulting engagements and third-party service provider outsourcing arrangements. She has led teams in the development of business capability frameworks, business process design and development, performance and risk measures and controls definition, training development and delivery, communication planning, and implementation planning.
Patchin frequently presents at conferences on the application of ERM concepts. She authored a chapter on data management in ERM Handbook for Healthcare Practitioners published by AHLA (2013), Risk Assessment in Practice (2012) published by COSO, coauthored What Businesses Need to Know to Add Value (2010) in Emirates 24|7, Progress in ERM Among Insurers (2009) and Event Trees Take Root at Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (2008) both published in the Middle East Insurance Review, The Risk Intelligent Energy Enterprise: Weathering the Storm of Climate Change (2007) and The Risk Intelligent Enterprise: ERM for the Energy Industry (2006). Patchin presented half-day workshops ERM—Now More Than Ever (2009) for IIA Dubai Chapter and Let’s Get Technical: Quantifying Risk (2008) for EUCI. She served as the moderator for the Enterprise Risk Management panel discussion at the Women Leaders in Energy conference (2007).
Patchin holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Geology, a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree from Duke University in Geology, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Colgate University with a concentration in French. Patchin is a Project Management Professional certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a Specialist Institute of Risk Management (SIRM) certified by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM).
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