EVP and chief risk officer
Arch Mortgage Insurance Company 

Hard work and determination, continuous learning and a bit of good luck are some of the factors Cheryl Feltgen credits for her success. As Arch MI’s chief risk officer, Feltgen is in charge of identifying and managing credit, operational, market, liquidity and insurance risks for the company. Feltgen began her career in real estate finance and development, and brought her financial services and risk management background to the mortgage industry when she joined Washington Mutual in 2005. “Having been able to successfully navigate through many different cycles in the real estate industry [is one of my proudest accomplishments],” she says. 

Beyond her role at Arch MI, Feltgen is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of leaders within the industry. She was fortunate to have had several mentors throughout her career, and now she is committed to returning that guidance to future risk professionals, especially women. At her previous employer, Fifth Third Bank, Feltgen worked with a local nonprofit to launch Women to Self Sufficiency, an initiative to provide child care and other support to mothers to enable them to advance their careers and support their families. “I encourage any women who aspire for leadership roles to find something they love and work hard at it,” she says. 
Company Information
  • Company Arch Mortgage Insurance Company
  • Head Office Walnut Creek, CA