Christy Kaufman is a recognized leader with deep expertise in the risk management ecosystem. She has a proven track record of guiding sizeable cross-functional and global teams in the design and implementation of leading-edge risk and compliance programs. Christy is currently the Vice President of Risk Management for Zillow Group, overseeing operations for enterprise risk management (ERM), business resiliency, risk financing, health & safety, information security risk and security across all business lines and functions.
Previously, Christy led Strategy, Governance and Compliance for American Family Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage startups impacting the risk and insurance industry. Christy also formerly headed ERM and was Chief of Staff to the General Counsel of Marsh & McLennan Companies and was a consultant for Aon and Ernst & Young, assisting clients in the areas of ERM, compliance, governance, business continuity planning, crisis management, and strategic risk financing.
Passionate about helping young professionals grow their careers, Christy is a lecturer in the Risk Management and Insurance department of the University of Wisconsin School of Business and a member of the UW MBA Advisory Board. Christy is also a Director of the global board of the Risk & Insurance Management Society and was honored as an Elite Woman by Insurance Business America in 2021 and a Woman to Watch by Business Insurance in 2017.