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Rich McGhee

Global CTO, Digital Engineering - Cognizant Technology Solutions


Mr. McGhee has more than 35 years of experience in delivering business strategies and technology solutions, primarily in the financial services sector and has held various CIO/CTO positions.  Prior to joining Cognizant and Discover, he was Senior Vice President of Technology in the Credit Loss Management division of Fannie Mae.  He led the implementation of a new servicing platform that supported more than 20 million loans that is being reused by FHFA to create new MBS businesses.  Mr. McGhee also managed Fannie Mae’s e-commerce group for more than six years, architecting a large-scale business-to-business transaction system with a consumer website. Additionally, as Fannie Mae’s primary contact for federal regulators, Mr. McGhee brings a strong understanding of audit and compliance requirements.

Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Mr. McGhee was a consultant at IBM, and he earned a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia, where he concentrated on the application of emerging technologies and built a working prototype of a computer system that can be controlled by severely handicapped individuals.

In his spare time, Mr. McGhee also serves as a mentor to startup businesses in the Chicago metro area including The Garage at Northwestern University.

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