Deborah Grissom, a Managing Director with Treliant, is an experienced business executive and financial services professional with over 30 years in the industry. Deborah’s experience includes a background in origination, secondary marketing, investor reporting, servicing, loss mitigation, loan file due diligence, and securitization.  Asset classes include residential mortgages, auto loans and equipment leases.

At Treliant, Deborah holds leadership positions in the development of strategy surrounding regulatory consent order and regulatory enforcement file review projects with a focus on potential borrower harm related to loss mitigation issues.   She also evaluates business process and regulatory compliance for banks and mortgage companies in preparation for examinations or business transformation. Deborah also provides rebuttal underwriting expert witness services in the firm’s mortgage litigation practice.

Prior to joining Treliant, Deborah co-founded and led Bladestone Financial LLC, an advisory firm with a global focus on mortgage servicer reviews, securitization surveillance, and due diligence. Prior to founding Bladestone, she was a partner in AGS Financial LLC, an advisory firm that specialized in providing services to international clients looking to implement financing programs and access domestic and US sources of capital. Deborah was also a Vice President in Fixed Income with Credit Suisse First Boston and a Vice President and Manager of Secondary Marketing with Wells Fargo Bank, NA.

Deborah holds an MBA in Finance from the University of San Diego and a BA in Accounting and Business Administration from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Areas of Specialization

  • Due Diligence
  • Independent Monitorships and Consultancies
  • Litigation Support / Expert Witness Testimony
  • Lookbacks
  • Mortgage Law / Regulations
  • Mortgage Originations and Servicing
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Exam / Management
  • Strategy / Strategic Planning
  • Third-Party Risk Mitigation
  • TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Compliance
  • Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP) Readiness