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Chris Hopkins

Director, US Corporate FX

Westen Union Business Solutions

Throughout my career in the finance and technology fields, I have used business analytical techniques at both private and publicly traded firms in the global marketplace to drive results. CRM coupled with business development and analysis are the key skills which complement my best practices. I take a consultative approach to understand the needs of others and have a unique ability to connect with people.

foreign exchange risk management, credit analysis, high throughput/ low latency messaging, middleware "push" technology, trading system architecture, business analytics, business development.

 

Experience

Director, US Corporate FX & Risk : Western Union Business Solutions - [2009-12 to Current]
Experience a powerful suite of international payment and currency risk management tools to streamline your processes and protect your profits. We offer fast, flexible solutions developed for your industry and tailored to your unique needs. *Take control of your payment solutions. As an international organization you need to make payments when it's convenient for you. Don't wait for banks to open or exchange rates to move in your favor—choose a payment solution that meets your needs and makes it easy to do business abroad *Currency risk management is the technique of applying a variety of tools such as forward contracts and currency bids to account for and mitigate the effect a currency movement will have on your business. When a supplier's currency rises versus your own, that can eat into your bottom line. Western Union can help you create a risk management strategy for your company.

Account Executive : Bear Stearns - [2007-01 to 2009-01]
While with Bear Stearns I priced fixed income residential mortgages throughout the southeast. I worked with banks, mortgage originators and credit unions to price residential home loans for individuals. I was a collateral risk advisor helping to mitigate loss on all residential properties.

 

Education

Finance, Personal Finance : The University of Alabama - [1996 to 2000]