Chief Risk Officer
“This is a complicated, fascinating business. It’s also very rewarding — especially if you work hard and commit yourself to being a life-long learner.”
Eliza (Liza) Tainton began her career in wealth management in San Francisco when she was 20 years old. She says she fell in love with the business from the very first moment she started working, and she’s never once looked back. Today, as Chief Risk Officer for U.S. Bank Wealth Management, Liza is in a unique position to add value to U.S. Bank and its clients. She leads Wealth Management’s Risk Management Team and is a member of the Executive Committee.
Liza joined U.S. Bank in 2015. Previously, she was the Chief Risk Officer for HighTower Advisors in Chicago. Prior to that, she worked with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Global Wealth Management Group, where she held a variety of positions, most recently as the Illinois Risk Officer. Liza has also worked for Credit Suisse First Boston in San Francisco.
“Throughout my career, I’ve had a number of wonderful mentors who have taught me to approach work with a combination of joy and balance. I’ve been very lucky in that regard. Great mentors have made the difference for me in an industry that is always changing and where you never stop learning.”
Education and community involvement
In her spare time, Liza supports an organization known as 100 Women Who Care Geneva. She is also interested in causes that support animal welfare, the arts and culture, children, education, the environment, and disaster and humanitarian relief.