Cierra Murry Expertise: Banking, Investing, Loans, Mortgages, Real Estate Education: DePaul University Location: Chicago, IL Highlights Member of The Balance's Financial Review BoardFounder and CEO of Murry ConsultingMore than 15 years of experience in financial analysis, underwriting, loan documentation, loan review, banking compliance, and credit risk management.Notary loan signing agentFINRA non-public arbitrator Experience 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. Education Cierra earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Finance, and Accounting from DePaul University. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.