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Yvette K. Connor




Executive summary


Yvette serves as Grant Thornton’s Strategic Risk Management Leader within Risk Advisory Services. She has over 25 years of domestic and international risk management experience. Yvette provides leading risk insights to global, national, and regional organizations interested in improving risk management governance to drive growth and value.

Yvette is an executive leader with experience in Enterprise Risk Management including, the oversight of risk and compliance frameworks, model risk design and testing, and implementing successful de-risking solutions to optimize performance and reduce volatility. Yvette focuses on helping organizations achieve results through a variety of risk management approaches informed by resiliency principles and integrated business planning.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Yvette’s experience included leadership roles as a Chief Risk Officer/Insurance Co, Managing Director and Practice Lead- Financial Services for a global consulting company and the Head of Client Engagement and Data Analytics for a global consulting organization. She has a proven record of succeeding in complex environments and addressing emerging, atypical and fast paced risks. She designs and implements risk frameworks and risk processes widely recognized for their effectiveness in enhancing risk governance.

Earlier in her career, Yvette served as Head of Global Risk Management for Vulcan Inc., a privately held company owned by Paul G. Allen, with a diverse portfolio of more than 200 operating companies including insurance companies, energy, finance, sports and entertainment, healthcare, and communication/media. She also served as Vice President of Risk Management at Roll International (‘The Wonderful Company’), a global food producer, distributor and product manufacturer, as well as Director of Risk Management at Sutter Health. In 2013, Business Insurance magazine named Yvette as one of the global “Women to Watch” in Risk Management. In 2009, Treasury and Risk named Yvette to its prestigious “40 under 40 list”.



Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Associate in Risk Management, Risk Institute
  • FRM, Financial Risk Management, PRMIA.



  • New York University, New York
  • Graduate Studies – Stern School of Business,
    Masters of Science, Risk Management
  • University of California, Davis
  • Graduate Studies – MBA, Finance
  • University of California, Davis, B.S. Biology

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