Russell Walker, PhD

Risk Management & Analytics

Russell Walker, PhD is a senior member of the Risk Management and Analytics team at Tilman & Company. Additionally, he serves as Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management. Dr Walker’s expertise includes risk management, big data and analytics, and international business strategy. He has developed and taught leading executive programs and MBA classes on enterprise risk, operational risk, big data and analytics, strategic data-driven marketing, and global leadership. Dr Walker founded the Kellogg Executive Education program on Risk Management, created and teaches the popular Analytical Consulting Lab and Risk Lab courses, and was awarded the Kellogg Impact award by his MBA students for excellence and impact in teaching.

Dr Walker has extensive global advisory experience in risk management, credit modeling, analytical marketing, and risk management education. His research focuses on how organizations and executives deploy analytics and information and how firms manage risk and the value of data. He is the author of From Big Data to Big Profits: Success with Data and Analytics (Oxford, 2015) that examines how firms can best monetize data assets. This book has been awarded a medal by the prestigious Axiom book awards for excellence in business technology, and has been recognized and featured by the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. He also authored the award-winning text Winning with Risk Management (2013) that examines the principles and practice of risk management through business case studies. He authored the chapter Operational Risk in Insurance, as part of Risk Management for Financial Institutions (2013).

Dr Walker began his career with Capital One Financial as a corporate strategist specializing in the advancement of analytics in the enterprise for the purposes of improved marketing and risk management. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University, an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and a BS from the University of South Florida.