Cierra Murry

Cierra Murry

Expertise: Banking, Investing, Loans, Mortgages, Real Estate
Education: DePaul University
Location: Chicago, IL


  • Member of The Balance's Financial Review Board
  • Founder and CEO of Murry Consulting
  • More than 15 years of experience in financial analysis, underwriting, loan documentation, loan review, banking compliance, and credit risk management.
  • Notary loan signing agent
  • FINRA non-public arbitrator


Cierra Murry has worked in financial services for the past 15 years. She has held various roles within specialty insurance, public accounting audit, financial planning and analysis, mutual fund investment services, and banking.

She spent most of her career at a large private bank where she was responsible for analyzing financial statements and tax returns, determining credit risk for consumer and commercial real estate loans, and evaluating adherence to banking laws and regulations.

Cierra is currently the founder and CEO of Murry Consulting which provides banking compliance, credit risk management, and loan review services to various financial institutions. She has expertise in reviewing securities-based, premium financing, asset-based, cash flow, small business, middle market, corporate, and institutional transactions. In addition, she provides loan signing services ensuring borrowers have completed their loan documentation properly.

She also serves as a FINRA non-public arbitrator resolving securities-related disputes that involve investors and brokerage firms.


Cierra earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Finance, and Accounting from DePaul University.

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