Chief Operating Officer, National Diversity Coalition

Dennis Santiago

Specialties: advanced financial modeling and analytics, financial instrument design, political and regulatory analysis, strategic business architecture design, national policy analysis, asymmetric warfare


Dennis Santiago is a global risk and financial analyst. He presently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Diversity Coalition. He is responsible for day-to-day operations of the organization and brings his technical and policy expertise to NDC’s business and advocacy missions.

Dennis has served as the Senior Managing Director for Risk, Compliance and Analytics at Total Bank Solutions LLC, a provider of insured brokered deposit services to the brokerage and bank communities. Mr. Santiago was the founder and CEO of Lord Whalen LLC dba Institutional Risk Analytics where he invented of the Bank Monitor safety and soundness analytics system the produces “Shadow CAMELS” ratings used by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and adapted by the State of Ohio to manage the State’s pooled collateral risk program. Dennis has also served as the Chief Technology Officer of publicly traded company Telescan, Inc. and as a Senior Vice President at Data Broadcasting Corporation, where he developed mortgage-backed securities models.

He has been active in serving the community since 1992 working with organizations including Rebuild LA, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office, and the City of Manhattan Beach Police Department. In 2011, Dennis helped the City of Los Angeles design and enact a Responsible Banking Ordinance. In the 1980’s, Dennis worked as a nuclear warfare and strategic arms control analyst. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Irvine and a Masters in Business Administration from the Andersons Graduate School of Management at UCLA.

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