Linda Tuck Chapman

Advisor. Educator. Author. Expert.

Linda Tuck Chapman is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts and innovator in effective and efficient vendor/third-party risk management. Initiated by hands-on experience as Chief Procurement Officers and Head, Third Party Risk Management in the risk-adverse financial services sector, Linda’s ground-breaking strategies are the “best of the best” for integrating high-impact third party risk management and strategic procurement.

As a management consultant, strategic advisor, relevant educator, and published author, Linda’s clients and global network benefit from her experience, expertise and thought leadership.  Whether you’re looking for help with program design, targeted assessments, workload management strategies, training or practical advice on how to identify, assess, manage or control third party risk, you’ve come to the right place.

Third party risk management is a complex “team sport” that relies on every player being at the top of their game. If your workforce would benefit from specialized training or certification, we have everything you need. Linda’s expertise, complemented by in-role executives from a wide range of risk domains, is leveraged in targeted “how to” training, available as eWorkshops or classroom training. For more information please contact [email protected]

Linda’s best-selling book, “Third Party Risk Management: Driving Enterprise Value”, in its second edition, is mandatory reading for “Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional (C3PRMP)” program, approved for 66 CPE credits (NASBA) and 20 CPD credits (GARP).

Read more about Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional program (C3PRMP) here.

Click here to order Linda’s book, “Third Party Risk Management: Driving Enterprise Value”.

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  • President, Ontala Performance Solutions Ltd.
  • CEO, Third Party Risk Institute Ltd.
  • Strategic Partner, Bates Group
  • Strategic Advisor Third Party Risk Management, Engaiz Inc.
  • Advisory Board member, Sapience Analytics

Career Highlights

  • Chief Procurement Officer & 3rd Party Risk Management, BMO Financial Group
  • President & CEO, Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace
  • Chief Procurement Officer & 3rd Party Risk Management, Fifth Third Bank
  • VP Procurement & 3rd Party Risk Management, Scotiabank Group


  • “Third-Party Risk Management: Driving Enterprise Value”
    (on Amazon)
  • Professional publications including The RMA Journal, Wall Street Risk Journal, GARP: This Week in Risk, Future of Sourcing, et al


  • Creator, Faculty: Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional (C3PRMP)
  • Expert, Facilitator: Risk Management Association
  • Guest Lecturer: Wharton Executive Education, Advanced Risk Management
  • Popular speaker: MetricStream, Sourcing Industry Group, GFMI, Webinars, Workshops

Linda’s carefully selected affiliations and partnerships include Bates Group LLC, ENGAIZ Inc., Risk Management Association (RMA) and SIG University. Working with world-class leaders ensures that Ontala’s clients have direct access to global best practices, those that drive enterprise value.

Affiliations & Partnerships

Third Party Risk Management Subject Matter Expert and Facilitator

Linda Tuck Chapman is The Risk Management Association’s (RMA) third party risk management subject matter expert, Chair TPRM Roundtable Steering Committee, TPRM Roundtable Facilitator, and workshop leader. Linda is also a frequent contributor to The RMA Journal.

RMA is the publisher for Linda’s best-selling book “Third Party Risk Management: Driving Enterprise Value”, available on Amazon or at a preferred price for RMA member companies at

The Risk Management Association is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association serving the financial services industry. Its sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, operational risk, securities lending, and regulatory issues.

Strategic Advisor, Third Party Risk Managment, Bates Group LLC

Bates Group boasts the nation’s largest roster of over 165 financial services industry consultants and expert witnesses with expertise in over 250+ areas, all while continuing to offer unsurpassed financial analysis and reporting services. Our reach has also expanded into thought-leadership offerings, allowing our clients to benefit from our deep and diverse expertise in many areas: through Bates Research we offer weekly blogs, white papers, and briefings. We also offer CLE programs featuring our nationwide roster of experts.

As a strategic advisor and partner, Linda Tuck Chapman expands Bates’ risk services to include the critical area of third party risk management. In partnership, Linda Tuck Chapman and Bates Group bring a powerful blend of specialized expertise, actionable insight, hands-on experience, and outstanding practitioners to the market needed to survive and thrive in the financial services industry today.

Our combined third party risk management services include program design, Maturity and Effectiveness assessments, comprehensive services for monitoring and controlling third party “work from home” risks; due diligence assessments, controls evaluation, and contracts review; and specialized, proven training and education for employees, senior management and the board.

Strategic Advisor, Third Party Risk Management, Engaiz Inc. 

ENGAIZ is a new-age technology company that leverages emerging digital and cognitive technologies to redefine third party risk and relationship management. ENGAIZ’s “NextGen” AI-Driven Machine Learning & Analytics platform helps organizations increase the value of their third party/vendor relationships. From mitigating risks, controlling costs, driving service excellence, and enabling innovation, Engaiz makes it easy for relationships to evolve into Trusted Partners.

Our philosophy revolves around the need to build lasting third party/vendor relationships that help organizations conquer business challenges like digitization, innovation, competitive edge, customer experience, efficiencies, cost control and risk insight.

As a Strategic Advisor, Linda Tuck Chapman is a mentor and advisor to ENGAIZ, providing expert advice on strategic projects, proprietary methodologies, best practices, product strategy, and our development roadmap. Linda is a frequent participant on our webinars and in panel discussions, and at industry events.

Creator & Faculty, Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional (C3PRMP)

C3PRMP was created by Linda Tuck Chapman and delivered by Third Party Risk Institute, in partnership with SIG University, an internationally recognized eUniversity for adult learners.

C3PRMP is based on real-life experiences, bona-fide expertise, globally accepted risk management frameworks and Linda’s best-selling book “Third-Party Risk Management: Driving Enterprise Value” (available on Amazon or by contacting [email protected]),

After 10 weeks and 66 hours of eLearning, mandatory reading, and interactive discussion, C3PRMP participants graduate with a strong and sustainable working knowledge of third party risk management. Practical education that you can translate into enterprise value.

C3PRMP students graduate with:

  1. A globally recognized C3PRMP designation
  2. C3PRMP digital badge for their e-signature
  3. 20 CPD credits (GARP) for self-identifying members, and
  4. 66 CPE credits (NASBA) for self-identifying CPA’s
  5. Risk insight that can be put into practice immediately

By demonstrating expertise and personal commitment, C3PRMP practitioners stand apart in their profession and respective organizations.


Since 1908, NASBA has served as a forum for the nation’s 55 State Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license more than 650,000 Certified Public Accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States.

Continuing professional education is required for CPAs to maintain their professional competence and provide quality professional services. NSABA recognize CPE program sponsors who provide continuing professional education (CPE) programs in accordance with nationally recognized standards.

About GARP 

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a not-for-profit global membership organization dedicated to preparing professionals and organizations to make better-informed risk decisions. The GARP community represents over 150,000 risk management practitioners and researchers from banks, investment management firms, government agencies, academic institutions, and corporations from more than 195 countries.