Business Beyond the Horizon

Flying Phase is a financial services consultancy that leverages cutting edge analytics and technology to help banking leaders solve their most complex credit, risk, and governance challenges.

Business Beyond the Horizon

Flying Phase is a financial services consultancy that leverages cutting edge analytics and technology to help banking leaders solve their most complex credit, risk, and governance challenges.

Clarity and Insight Drive Sound Decision Making

We know the business, the tech, and the regulatory playbook allowing us to pair ingenuity and pragmatism to create bespoke analytical, modeling, and automation solutions. The result: Insights that help banking leaders better understand their customers, reduce risk, and grow their organization.

Clarity and Insight Drive Sound Decision Making

We know the business, the tech, and the regulatory playbook allowing us to pair ingenuity and pragmatism to create bespoke analytical, modeling, and automation solutions. The result: Insights that help banking leaders better understand their customers, reduce risk, and grow their organization.

We’ll Get You There

Our end-to-end solutions are designed with a deep understanding of the financial services industry, your needs, and the obstacles that stand in your way.

Portfolio Monitoring and Analytics:

  • Advanced Insight Generation
  • Portfolio Resiliency
  • Real-time Visualization and Reporting

Credit Risk:

  • Loss Forecasting and Allowance
  • CECL Implementation
  • Credit Risk Modeling
  • CCAR Stress Testing

Customer Acquisition:

  • Approve/Decline Modeling
  • NPV Modeling

Model Risk:

  • Model Validation and Audit
  • Model Benchmarking
  • Model Backtesting and Sensitivity Analysis

Regulatory and Compliance:

  • Reporting Enhancements and Automation
  • Control automation

Audit Readiness:

  • Control testing
  • Due diligence

Analytics and Data Science:

  • Explainable Modeling and Forecasting
  • Machine Learning & Insight Generation

Enterprise Data Solutions:

  • Big Data processing
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Migration
  • Data Management & Governance

Extreme Automation:

  • Business Process Automation
  • Open-Source Migration

Portfolio Monitoring and Analytics:

  • Advanced Insight Generation
  • Portfolio Resiliency
  • Real-time Visualization and Reporting

Credit Risk:

  • Loss Forecasting and Allowance
  • CECL Implementation
  • Credit Risk Modeling
  • CCAR Stress Testing

Customer Acquisition:

  • Approve/Decline Modeling
  • NPV Modeling

Model Risk:

  • Model Validation and Audit
  • Model Benchmarking
  • Model Backtesting and Sensitivity Analysis

Regulatory and Compliance:

  • Reporting Enhancements and Automation
  • Control automation

Audit Readiness:

  • Control testing
  • Due diligence

Analytics and Data Science:

  • Explainable Modeling and Forecasting
  • Machine Learning & Insight Generation

Enterprise Data Solutions:

  • Big Data processing
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Migration/li>
  • Data Management & Governance

Extreme Automation:

  • Business Process Automation
  • Open-Source Migration

An Engineering-Based Approach

Have a look below the surface to see how we drive revenue, minimize risk and deliver pragmatic solutions with tangible results.

PORTFOLIO MONITORING & ANALYTICS

Productionizing Allowance: An Engineering Approach for an Analytical Process
Bringing production quality methods and controls to the quarterly impairment allowance created a fully compliant allowance process that reduced cycle time and resource needs by 80%.
CASE STUDY
Optimizing Critical Business Processes Through Emerging Technology
Automation through emerging tech drives streamlining, speed, and efficiency in the most complex critical financial processes.
CASE STUDY
Building an Efficient and Compliant CCAR Modeling System
Robust coding practices and streamlining the process and reduces delays and errors in model development and implementation for critical CCAR stress testing execution.
CASE STUDY
Automation of Monitoring in Field Operations and Calculating Incentives
Automation delivers higher accuracy and speed in $60 million in annual incentive payouts to telecommunication field technicians.
CASE STUDY
Leveraging Data Infrastructure and Governance to Speed Model Development and Execution
Architected data platforms provide a foundation for automated modeling and forecasting to reduce cycle times and ensure well-managed data inputs.
CASE STUDY
Superior Loss Forecasting Through Machine Learning
Automated machine learning solutions drive better modeling results and a more controlled process in loss forecasting.
CASE STUDY
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Pairing People and Innovation

Our moniker comes from America’s Cup yacht racing, where innovations in hydrofoil designs have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible to create boats that literally lift themselves out of the water to travel faster than the wind. It’s known as the Flying Phase.

Our credit and analytics experts cut through legacy drag to identify innovative and compliant solutions that reduce risk, increase profit, and deliver superior insights in less time. We go beyond solving for the discrete problem, because it’s our nature. We’re building smart, real-world solutions to accelerate our clients into the future.

Shawn Sweeney

Chief Executive Officer

Abdul Mallick

VP, Tech Strategy

Sunil Shambulingaiah

VP, Data Analysis

Analytical Solutions That Work for You

The newest tools, techniques, and technologies are changing how leaders make decisions. Have a look below the surface to get a sense for our approach and the solutions we’re crafting for financial services organizations.

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The Process Behind Process Automation

From EUCs to structured, automated data, we walk you through the process, best practices and change management to ensure you’re leveraging analysts’ skillsets to the fullest. Since its introduction in September 1987, Excel has been the go-to resource in an analyst’s toolkit due to its versatility and capacity to quickly translate complex formulas into…

Exploratory Data Analysis

By following a series of tactics as you apply EDA, you’re able to build predictive models you can trust. Along the way, you begin to understand your data in the context of the problem you’re trying solve. You also improve the predictive capacity of your models and generate insights that strengthen your business. When your EDA is done well, there are no surprises.

Exploratory Data Analysis

By following a series of tactics as you apply EDA, you’re able to build predictive models you can trust. Along the way, you begin to understand your data in the context of the problem you’re trying solve. You also improve the predictive capacity of your models and generate insights that strengthen your business. When your EDA is done well, there are no surprises.

Part Two: A Playbook for Using EDA to Build Predictive Models You Can Trust If the success of your business depends on the accuracy of your predictive models, and there’s no doubt that it does, exploratory data analysis (EDA) should...

Blog > Extreme Automation

The Process Behind Process Automation

From EUCs to structured, automated data, we walk you through the process, best practices and change management to ensure you’re leveraging analysts’ skillsets to the fullest.
Since its introduction in September 1987, Excel has been the go-to resource in an analyst’s toolkit due to its versatility and capacity to quickly translate complex formulas into…

Farther Together

Flying Phase is the sister organization to Spinnaker Consulting Group, a hands-on management consulting firm. Our collective teams bring a full complement of experts from all across financial services – including compliance, operations, capability delivery, and business agility to help clients see where their organization is headed and get there faster.

Farther Together

Flying Phase is the sister organization to Spinnaker Consulting Group, a hands-on management consulting firm. Our collective teams bring a full complement of experts from all across financial services – including compliance, operations, capability delivery, and business agility to help clients see where their organization is headed and get there faster.

Shawn Sweeney — Chief Executive Officer

Shawn is a co-founder and the CEO of Flying Phase. He is also the founder and CEO of Spinnaker Consulting Group, a fast-growing, award-winning management consulting firm. In his dual-CEO role, Shawn is continuingly looking for synergistic opportunities for both teams to provide tangible, lasting results for clients.

Prior to launching Spinnaker in 2012, Shawn spent over 14 years as an executive with a Fortune 200 financial services company, leading a variety of organizations, including Strategy and Analysis, Operations, and IT. He was often called on to spearhead turn-around situations or develop and build new organizations. Today, he leverages these experiences to drive strategy and executional excellence at Flying Phase and Spinnaker. Shawn’s expertise and leadership have been leveraged at several Fortune 100 companies including American Express and Capital One.

Shawn is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served our country as a submarine officer before entering the corporate world. He resides in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Lauren, son Stephen and daughter Savannah. When he’s not supporting clients, you can find Shawn and his family sailing on the Chesapeake Bay or traveling to fun destinations.

Abdul Mallick — VP, Tech Strategy

Abdul is a technologist with two decades of experience in the financial services industry. Abdul has a penchant for translating organizational needs into practical technology solutions that streamline business processes and enable risk analytics through machine learning.

Prior to co-founding Flying Phase, Abdul led multi-disciplinary Agile innovation teams to implement credit risk models across Consumer Card, Home Loans, and Auto Finance at a Fortune 100 company and has overseen quality assurance of mission critical debt and derivative applications for a GSE. Abdul brings a passion for process efficiency to cloud migration and digital transformation and is known for his deep knowledge of the software and model development lifecycles. Using open source cutting-edge technologies in the cloud, he specializes in robust, sustainable, and compliant technology frameworks for the real world.

Abdul earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Osmania University in India and a PhD in engineering from University of Arkansas. He currently resides in Great Falls, Virginia. When not delivering client solutions, Abdul enjoys stock market investing, cooking, and playing with his cat.

Sunil Shambulingaiah — VP, Data Analysis

Sunil is a business-minded technologist with over a decade of experience in the financial services industry. He is a process and data whisperer, who knows how to bring automation and insight to uncover the potential in any data-driven process. He is passionate about bringing together technology and deep business knowledge to build platforms and processes that help organizations meet their biggest challenges. 

Prior to co-founding Flying Phase, Sunil led business process automation and advanced analytics initiatives across Credit Policy, Modeling, and Loss Forecasting groups at a Fortune 100 company. From reimagining the credit infrastructure to migrating organizations to cloud-based, open-source technologies, he brings advanced approaches to the most critical financial processes to gain efficiency, generate insights, and reduce risk across the enterprise.

Sunil earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) in India and an MBA in Global Strategy from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. To feed his analytical and technical curiosity he is currently pursuing an MS degree in Data Science through Harvard University. Sunil enjoys playing board games and cooking with his daughters and is an avid follower of Indian Cricket team. Recently he has picked up biking, so you may see him around town in Ashburn, Virginia.