Derin Bluhm
Senior Director
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More than 25 years of technology strategy, design, implementation and operating experience,
Served as interim CIO for a $2.5B public organization leading a 100+ member team supporting 750+ branch locations
Successfully lead the Chase Credit Systems to a transition to a Software as a Service model, attracting a subsequent acquisition by Fiserv, Inc
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Derin Bluhm is a Director with Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement in Seattle, WA. He specializes in technology organizational transformation, multi-channel strategy and implementation, technology risk management, and operational expense management. His primary areas of concentration are banking, mortgage and financial services.

With more than 25 years of technology strategy, design, implementation and operating experience, Mr. Bluhm has lead multiple business recoveries, helping organizations transform their technology into a strategic asset.

Since joining Alvarez and Marsal in May of 2014, Mr. Bluhm has led multiple efforts, including cybersecurity risk management program and governance development at a public utility, requirements development for mobile payments for a global foundation, and as interim CIO for a $2.5B public organization leading a 100+ member team supporting 750+ branch locations.  During that 4-month engagement, Mr. Bluhm identified areas for significant improvement in technology and security risk management, and initiated changes that will save the organization more than $9MM over the next 3 years.  Mr. Bluhm’s deep technical knowledge and broad skillset result from his work with clients ranging from Fortune 500 to startups, and in multiple industries including Financial Services, Education, Pharmaceuticals and Aerospace.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Bluhm served more than seven years as Chief Information Officer for the Seattle Financial Group and its portfolio companies including Seattle Mortgage, Seattle Bank, and Reverse Mortgage of America.   In this role, Mr. Bluhm led complex organizational changes initiatives including divestiture of Reverse Mortgage of America, then the third largest reverse mortgage business in the United States to Bank of America.  He led a complete re-engineering of systems to enable high-availability, performed bottom up risk analysis, and subsequently directed system wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan development and testing  Mr. Bluhm also served as the Chief Information Security Officer, leading successful efforts to transform the organizations information security programs, processes and systems.

Previously, Mr. Bluhm was VP of Research and Development for Chase Credit Systems and Research, where he successfully lead the national credit report agency’s transition to a Software as a Service model, attracting a subsequent acquisition by Fiserv, Inc.

Mr. Bluhm served as Chief Technology Officer for multiple startups in the public education and healthcare vertical, providing innovative web-based offerings for student learning management and materials sourcing.  Prior, Mr. Bluhm lead a project rescue team with Boeing Commercial Avionics Systems and held roles in software development and test.

Mr. Bluhm earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman