Terry Lai serves as the Head of Financial Operations at Radian Group, Inc. where he oversees the enterprise-wide procurement, vendor management, payroll and accounts payable functions, reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer. Terry joined Radian in May 2017 and served as the Vice President of Internal Audit where he helped overhaul/build out the Internal Audit function before being promoted into his current role.
Prior to joining Radian, Terry spent 12 years at Ernst and Young (EY) and was a Senior Manager within their Advisory practice when he left. He spent his first nine years at EY within their Assurance practice, doing external audits and spending a year on a global rotation in Munich, Germany, within their Capital Markets group. He then transitioned into the Advisory practice where he specialized in internal audit, M&A related activities, business process improvement, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (SOX) compliance and integrations.
Terry is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Master of Science in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame, and Bachelor of Science in Finance and Business Management from Villanova University. He was born and raised in Malaysia before moving to the United States to pursue his college education. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Krista, and son, Remy. He enjoys cooking and meditating in his spare time and is an avid Liverpool FC fan.