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#77 Managing Your Credit Risk

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This week on The WAM Podcast, host, Amy Nicklaus, is joined by Charity Forte, who is a leading client services manager for CreditRiskMonitor, which offers industry-leading financial risk analysis for credit, supply chain, and financial professionals. Charity and her team educate their clients on financial risk and show them how to use the service to mitigate the risk of vendors and suppliers as well as customers.

Credit risk is something that affects everyone, and prevention is always better than cure. Charity shares some details about the FRISK Score and the immense financial pitfalls it can point out and prevent, such as the imminent bankruptcy of a key vendor. She also speaks about her career history, as well as her family life and passion for rescue animals.

“You can’t invest enough money into the credit assessment tools because there are so many different aspects of what you need to be looking out for.” —Charity Forte


Amy Nicklaus

Amy Nicklaus is the founder and creative mind behind Nicklaus Marketing & PR, a full-service marketing and public relations agency located in Randolph, New Jersey. Her extensive experience spans across advertising, sales, marketing, and consulting in companies of all sizes, including CBS, Clear Channel, and Beasley Broadcasting. Amy’s experience, curiosity, and passion for her work have set her apart in her field as she provides businesses with the resources needed to achieve their full potential.

Amy and her husband have two little girls and two boys (yellow labradors). She believes in working hard and being the best example she can be in business and in life for her girls.

In addition to being a host on The WAM Podcast, Amy has branched off and started her own podcast, Full Time With Amy Nicklaus, which is also a Jacket Media Co. podcast. Amy and her guests provide some honest insight into the hectic world of working women. To learn more, visit fulltimewithamy.com.


Charity Forte

Ms. Charity Forte serves as a leading Client Services Manager for CreditRiskMonitor. Ms. Forte joined the organization in 2012 and in her current role, she oversees a team of 17 account managers who are tasked daily with assessing the welfare of CreditRiskMonitor’s existing subscriber base, one-third of which are procurement-specific clientele. Prior to her foray into financial services, Ms. Forte was a player in telecom and customer support.

A mother of an 18-year-old son, the New York-based Forte is also active in animal rescue efforts outside of her time in the office and aspires to one day own and operate a farm for abused or abandoned animals.

To learn more, visit www.creditriskmonitor.com or contact Charity directly at charity.forte@creditriskmonitor.com and connect with her on LinkedIn.

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