IRR-analytics, LLC provides independent ALM consulting services to financial institutions across the country ranging in size from $50 million to $10 billion. The firm’s principal member and founder is Brian Heim, CPA. As a former bank CFO, Mr. Heim has experience in many functions of a full-service financial institution, including treasury, investment portfolio management, loan and deposit operations, product development, pricing, mortgage operations, special assets, compliance, accounting, IT, HR, and marketing. He served as primary model administrator for an in-house instrument-level financial model and used it effectively to measure and monitor interest rate risk, prepare financial forecasts and budgets, project liquidity and capital under stressed conditions, run ad hoc "what if" scenarios, measure and report business-unit performance, and generate board reports. During this time, the business cycle fluctuated through a period that included strong economic growth, irrational expansion, severe recession, recovery, and modest growth. Mr. Heim’s broad experience and rigorous modeling during this period helped him develop a strong understanding of the balance between risk and return under a variety of economic conditions.