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Carver Names Mark Ricca to Newly Created Chief Risk Officer Position

Carver names Mark Ricca to newly created Chief Risk Officer position, and Thomas Sperzel to SVP/Controller; both appointments address enterprise risk management requirements.

Aiming to strengthen oversight and management of enterprise risk, Carver Bancorp, Inc. (New York), the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank, named Mark A. Ricca to the newly created position of Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. In this role, Ricca will oversee internal audit, compliance, credit and legal matters, and the corporate secretary's office. Most recently Ricca was general counsel and assistant to the chief operating officer at New York Community Bank. Carver also announced that Thomas Sperzel, CPA, has joined the bank as senior vice president and controller. Sperzel's most recent banking experience was as controller of City and Suburban Federal Savings Bank, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial and regulatory reporting, FDICIA implementation, evaluation of acquisition targets, and management of external auditors.

Deborah C. Wright, Carver's chairman and CEO, said in a press release: "I am delighted to welcome Mark and Tom to Carver. Both bring extensive experience with internal controls and risk management, essential areas that have grown in importance during this period of expanding regulatory requirements and challenging economic conditions. They will be integral to our ongoing efforts to enhance the company's financial reporting, expense control and risk management systems. "

Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Bank Systems & Technology and Insurance & Technology, members of UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Financial Services. She assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003 and of Insurance & Technology in 1991. In addition to ... View Full Bio

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