Leadership

CreditRiskMonitor's leadership team has deep experience in the finance, investment and information worlds, combining large public company backgrounds with entrepreneurial expertise and a dedication to customer service. Click on a team member photo to learn more.

Jerry Flum

JERRY FLUM

CEO and Chairman of the Board
Jerry Flum

JERRY FLUM

CEO and Chairman of the Board

Jerry Flum is a former hedge fund manager and lawyer. He has been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of CreditRiskMonitor since 1999. Before CreditRiskMonitor, Jerry held a series of investment leadership roles, including as an institutional security analyst, research and sales partner at an investment firm and founder and general partner of a private investment pool.

Before entering the investment business, Jerry practiced law, helped manage a U.S. congressional campaign and served as a legal and legislative aide to a U.S. Congressman. He has been a guest lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Sloan School of Management Lab for Financial Engineering. He served in the USMCR and holds a BS in Business Administration from Babson College and a JD degree from Georgetown University Law School.

Larry Fensterstock

LARRY FENSTERSTOCK

Chief Financial Officer
Larry Fensterstock

LARRY FENSTERSTOCK

Chief Financial Officer

Larry Fensterstock was elected Chief Financial Officer in 1999 upon the company’s acquisition of Market Guide’s credit information services division. He joined Market Guide in September 1996 to help create its credit information services division. From 1993 to 1996, Larry was with Information Clearinghouse Incorporated ("ICI") and was closely involved in the formation of its credit reporting service. In addition to being responsible for the publication of the various facets of this credit reporting service, he was chief operating and financial officer of ICI.

From 1989 through 1992, Larry was Vice President-Controller, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary for a private entity formed to acquire Litton Industries’ office products operations in a leveraged buyout. He spent more than 2 years acting as de facto chief financial officer.

Larry is a certified public accountant who began his career in 1973 with Arthur Andersen LLP. He holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Business School and a BA in economics from Queens College.

Michael Broos

MICHAEL BROOS

Chief Technology Officer
Michael Broos

MICHAEL BROOS

Chief Technology Officer

Michael Broos has been Chief Technology Officer since December 2001. He has more than 40 years of experience leading technology teams in the development and implementation of software applications for the Internet, Windows, DOS, and mainframes.

Before joining the Company, Mr. Broos was Senior Vice President of Technology for About.com; Chief Technology Officer of Fan2Fan.com; Chief Technology Officer of AKA.com; Vice President of Internet Solutions for Inventure.com; and Vice President of Software Development for Dun & Bradstreet for eight years.

Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet in 1990, Mr. Broos was an independent consultant and entrepreneur for 10 years, during which time he co-founded several software companies, including Infocom (the creators of Zork). Mr. Broos began his career with a ten-year stint on the academic computer research staff of the M.I.T. Laboratory of Computer Science, where he developed interactive, graphical and email-based applications for the ARPANET (the precursor of today’s Internet).

Camilo Gomez

CAMILO GOMEZ, PhD

Senior Vice President, Quantitative Research
Camilo Gomez

CAMILO GOMEZ, PhD

Senior Vice President, Quantitative Research

Dr. Camilo Gomez joined the Company in October 2009 and leads the Quantitative Research effort at the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Gomez was a principal at Lone Pine Mesa LLC, where he consulted with companies in the area of specialty finance since 2005. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s Risk Solutions group since 2001.

Before S&P, Dr. Gomez was co-founder and Group Head for Financial Analytics for the Center for Adaptive Systems & Applications (“CASA”), a company spun off from the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he had been a researcher. Formed in collaboration with Citibank, CASA provided quantitative analytical consulting services to Fortune 500 companies. A major focus at CASA was to develop scoring and economic response models covering different regions of the globe.

Dr. Gomez earned a B.S. in 1980 and a Ph.D. in 1985 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

PETER ROMA

Senior Vice President of Sales and Service

PETER ROMA

Senior Vice President of Sales and Service

Peter Roma joined the Company in October 2004 as an Account Executive. In 2010, he was promoted to Vice President of Sales where he was tasked with implementing firm wide the sales process he had developed while an Account Executive. In August 2017, he was promoted to the newly formed position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Service, and is now responsible for both new sales growth and the servicing of our current subscriber base.

Mr. Roma has more than 35 years of sales experience. He started with Metropolitan Insurance Company but spent most of his career in financial services working for Shearson Lehman Bros., Inc. and then Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith where he was a Vice President-Private Client.

KIRK ELLIS

Vice President, Quality Assurance

KIRK ELLIS

Vice President, Quality Assurance

Kirk Ellis has been Vice President, Quality Assurance for CreditRiskMonitor since 2008. He leads a team of more than 30 data and financial analysts who ensure the data quality and integrity of our information and scores, including benchmarking the ongoing accuracy of our proprietary FRISK® Score.

Kirk has more than 20 years experience in information services, focused on financial data collection, quality and research. He joined CreditRiskMonitor in 2005 as a research analyst and has held a series of progressively responsible data leadership roles. Before coming to CreditRiskMonitor, Kirk managed data and analytics teams at Citigate Financial Intelligence and at Thomson Financial Research.

Kirk holds a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Purchase.

Kellyanne Tavani

KELLYANNE TAVANI

Vice President, New Product Development
Kellyanne Tavani

KELLYANNE TAVANI

Vice President, New Product Development

Kellyanne is Vice President, New Product Development, working with all teams at CreditRiskMonitor to bring new and exciting enhancements and products to the service. She previously held the position of VP, Client Services from 2015 to 2017.

Joining the CreditRiskMonitor team in 2004, Kellyanne brought with her a wealth of knowledge from previous career stops in managing sports celebrities for a speaker’s bureau and leading a 25-person team as an executive at corporate office firm Omni Offices. During her CreditRiskMonitor tenure she has ascended to different roles with increased responsibility, starting as a sales account executive and leading a client services team beginning in 2012. Above all else, Kellyanne is dedicated to serving client interests and to offering a professional, helpful experience for all who utilize our service.

Chris Chach

CHRIS CHACH

Vice President, Client Services
Chris Chach

CHRIS CHACH

Vice President, Client Services

Joining the CreditRiskMonitor executive staff in 2017, Chris has served the company since 2012, rising up from an Account Manager role to his current position as VP of Client Services.

Chris heads a team of more than 15 account managers and works tirelessly across departments to build the synergy necessary to improve client care – an attitude born out of spending half his life in retail and telecommunication customer service. His ethos is tailored, proactive dedication for each account, based on the experience and knowledge that no two clients use the CreditRiskMonitor service the same way. From 2013 to 2017, Chris led the charge in growing the Trade department, greatly increasing client retention and sales in the process. 

Chris earned his B.A. in Sociology from Binghamton University.