Hany Abou-El-Fotouh is Executive Director, Internal Audit, Governance, Risk and Compliance at Baker Tilly Kuwait. He has proven expertise in banking, financial services, and consulting leveraging 25+ years in compliance, corporate governance, financial crime, training, project management, and banking operations together with professional certification in corporate governance and Anti-Money Laundering.
Roy C. Andersen, of counsel in Sullivan & Worcester’s New York office, is a member of the Corporate Department. Mr. Andersen focuses on bank regulatory and compliance matters, including international banks and their branches and agencies in New York. He has been involved in the formation of these offices, including drafting, filing and supporting the necessary applications. Upon establishment, he has advised on the application of Federal and New York laws with respect to their activities and operations.
Dennis is an alumnus of Rosemont College with an MBA in business administration, accounting, and international business. He has over 35 years experience in the financial sector and was the Director and Sanctions Manager at Standard Chartered Bank for almost 5 years before assuming the role of the Director of List Screening Operations at Capital One; a position he has maintained for almost 3 years.
Linda Caron has a breadth of experience across all functions of an AML/CTF program. Dynamic and professional, with more than 20 years of banking practice. Acting as Senior Manager, AML/CTF operations for National Bank and then as Vice-President Compliance at Laurentian Bank, Linda spent the last 10 years developing and deploying initiatives aimed at improving compliance programs. Mrs. Caron is a founding member and co-chair (2014-2016) of the ACAMS Montréal Chapter (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists).
Sarah is Senior Vice President, Global Product Management at Mitek Systems and an alumnus of Duke University. She is also an experienced public speaker and has shared her knowledge at Finovate, Money2020, Mobile World Congress, the Scrum Gathering, and numerous other major forums. In recent years Sarah has been leading a global Identity Verification business and has become an expert in digital identity verification, global AML and KYC regulations, and the innovative and rapidly changing identity space in general.
Frank has worked extensively both in the public sector and private industry and discovered early that he possessed an innate ability to understand problems and processes at a foundational level–and to solve them with technology. Visualizing solutions, outcomes, Risk mitigation, and workflows is his specialty. At AML Partners, those ideas become cutting-edge RegTech tools, especially in the areas of AML/CTF and comprehensive eGRC. RegTech One (TM), an extraordinarily configurable and API-ready platform, is ‘The Power of Everything’–driven by outcome-based automation and ready for any eGRC challenge.
Competent, qualified, and reliable IT and Management consultant with over 20 years of project and systems development life-cycle experience with a passion for perfection and continued client satisfaction. Worked in all phases and stages of the PDLC and SDLC on over 50 successful projects and system deliverables.
Sarah Beth Felix is the founder and owner of Palmera Consulting & Palmera Banking Solutions, a specialized AML/CTF advisory firm providing AML system validations, remediations, SME roles, and risk assessments. She brings over 16 years of AML operational experience working with financial institutions of all types – including banks, FinTechs, trade finance institutions, MSBs, broker/dealers and mortgage companies. Sarah Beth is recognized in the consulting and auditing industry for her ability to navigate and operationalize global AML/CTF regulations to custom fit various environments and risk profiles. In remediation and software validation roles, she envisions and implements technological changes to maximize efficiency throughout an institution’s compliance regime. She is considered an expert in operationalizing EBA, FCA, FINTRAC, and FinCEN regulations as well as distilling FATF and Wolfsberg guidance into actionable and effective risk-based programs.
Joshua is a law enforcement and financial intelligence media analyst, columnist, trainer, and guest speaker. His career caseload has included violent crimes such as homicide, sexual assault, & gang violence; the trafficking of humans, weapons, & narcotics; & a variety of financial crimes including money laundering, terrorism financing, fraud, tax evasion, and state-level sanctions evasion/corruption.
Laura H. Goldzung, CFE, CAMS is President and Founder of AML Audit Services, LLC, an anti‐money laundering and fraud boutique consultancy specializing in independent testing and compliance consulting services to financial and nonbank financial institutions. She has worked with institutions that have been referred to enforcement for BSA/AML violations, helping them to bring their AML programs into compliance.
Nathaniel Gurien is the CEO of FINCANN a Nationwide Compliant, Transparent Banking For Cannabis Licensees & Ancillaries Compliant Merchant Processing & Electronic Payment Solutions, and a Licensed Real Estate Broker. he has had decades of experience with sales, vertical integration, marketing, HR, negotiation, advertising, campaigning, e-commerce, warehousing, international & domestic trade as well as with attorneys, accountants, bankers, designers, politicians, financiers, investors, government officials, lenders, activists, merchants, builders, etc.
Michael Jeske is the founder and president of SyntelliRead, Inc. Mr. Jeske has over 35 years of industry experience in developing software, including 30 years in Artificial Intelligence applied research and development. He is a specialist in the areas of natural language processing and automated reasoning systems, and has been providing text interpretation solutions to the banking industry since 1989.
Nancy Lake has over 16 years of experience in the BSA/AML world and was CAMS certified in 2008. Nancy received her CAMS-Audit certification in 2013 and her CAMS-FCI certification in 2015. She has conducted bank wide BSA/AML training, including Board of Director training. Along with conducting monthly online training, Nancy speaks at numerous conferences through the year in the U.S., and even overseas. For six years, she was an instructor at the PA Bankers School of Banking, and for 7 ½ years Nancy served as Director of Compliance Anchor, the training and consulting division of Atlantic Community Bankers Bank.Nancy has utilized her BSA experience as an educator to assistance to financial institutions in the areas of training, risk management, and the development of sound internal programs and best practices for the past 16 years. She has previously served as BSA Officer in multiple community banks where she successfully created and implemented the entire BSA program, including one bank with numerous international MSBs. Nancy has experience working with and implementing several automated BSA/AML transaction monitoring systems. In September 2020, Nancy joined ARC Risk and Compliance as their Director of Training.Follow Nancy on LinkedIn:
Josh Lewis has over 9 years of technical and business analyst experience and has been consulting since 2014. For over 2 years his focus has been primarily on testing, technology, and AML compliance, participating in dozens of AML compliance projects including upgrades and remediation for AML monitoring, sanctioned party filtering, and KYC processing. Josh Lewis provided technical and subject matter expertise on widely varied projects, supporting multiple vendor products with a focus on the PCS software suite.
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at EverSafe, a technology platform that monitors the finances of older adults and their family members for fraud, identity theft, and age-related issues. Our software analyzes banking, investment, credit card, and credit report data daily – across accounts and institutions – identifying irregularities such as changes in spending, use of new cards, the opening of new accounts, missing deposits, repetitive transactions, late payments, and more. Suspicious activity alerts are delivered to members via email, text, voice &/or the EverSafe app.
Michelle is ARC Risk and Compliance’s Marketing and Sales Liaison. She works on bridging the communication gap between the two departments, as well as providing content for social posts, websites, brochures, press releases and emails. Michelle is a recent Rutgers University graduate with a degree in Communication and a focus in marketing and public relations.
Warren has over 25 years of project management and business analyst experience. He has firsthand industry experience in Banking/Financial Regulations (retail and wholesale), AML/OFAC/KYC & CIP application development, policies and procedures and audit in transactional and retail and wholesale banking and finance environments. He has extensive experience with State, Federal and Industry Regulators as he has provided oversight and management during regular audits, special matters and arbitrations in the financial services arena.
An innovative, entrepreneurial, business leader specializing in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Consulting and Software for the financial industry (Banking, Broker Dealers and Credit Unions). With over a decade of experience in AML technology and compliance, he has been a major player in this industry working towards goals that have helped shape what it has become today.
Frank Masi, Ph.D. has over 25 years of business and technical experience and holds a doctorate in business and organizational management from Capella University. Over the last 10 plus years, Dr. Masi has worked in the BSA, AML, and OFAC regulatory environment and has consulted in the in the financial industry providing institutions with enterprise level regulatory software solutions and consulting services in BSA, AML, KYC, P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act, and OFAC.
Shirish has worked with Fortune Global 1000 companies in 35 countries to solve problems related to business process and technology. His recent work focuses on business oversight, compliance and process automation based on emerging technologies including AI/machine learning. He has closely worked on operational risk management for banks related to BSA/AML/CFT compliance using self-learning models for anomaly detection and business process improvement. Shirish has extensive leadership experience in running high-growth businesses with general management responsibilities.
Rayleen M. Pirnie, AAP, CERP is the Director of Risk and Fraud at NEACH. She provides payments strategy and risk management advisory services across several sectors. She has over two decades of experience in payments rules, risk management, fraud prevention, and information security. She advises boards, C-Suite executives, and payments professionals on payments vulnerabilities, cyber-security, and processing strategies to align the organizations processes with payment network rules and regulator guidance. She analyzes organizational strategies and processes to identify risk, recommend sound risk management practices, and assess an organizations payment security posture.
Rayleen is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) and a Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and is an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Rayleen has spoken at national and regional conferences for over 20 years on topics ranging from payments fraud to information security. Events include NACHA’s Payments Conference, the American Bankers Association Risk Management Forum, the Security Matters annual conference at Murray State University, the Risk Management Association, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Risk Management Conference. She is also an instructor for the ABAs Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP) curriculum.
John Reynolds is a former Bank regulator, having retired from the NY Fed as an Examining Officer in the Financial Institution Supervision Group. John started out his career as an Assistant Bank Examiner in 1979 working up through the ranks and has been involved in all facets of bank examination work at international, large complex institutions, regional, and community institutions. Since 2009, he has played a leadership role in the NY Fed’s Compliance examination work, where he guided teams of examiners reviewing institutions’ compliance with AML-BSA and OFAC regulations and laws.
After almost 13 years as Wells Fargo's BSA Officer and Global Head of Financial Crimes Risk Management, Jim now reaches out on his own as RegTech Consulting LLC in order to help develop the next generation of financial crimes professionals, technologies, regimes, and relationships. Jim's specialties include developing the next generation of AML and financial crimes professionals, technologies, regimes, and relationships: BSA Officer Coach, Cannabis/Marijuana Industry Consulting, Director Support, Crisis Management, Program Reviews, Team Training & Awareness, FinTech Vendor Due Diligence, and offering Expert Testimony.
Edwin Rivas has an extensive experience working in anti-money laundering, regulatory compliance and internal audit, with strong international and domestic experience in financial services. He has appeared on news television discussing the impact of the USA PATRIOT Act requirements, and he has also conducted regulatory compliance training presentations in the USA, Latin America and Europe. Mr. Rivas has an extensive list of certifications including CCRP, CRCM, CAMS, and AMLP.
William Schlameuss has over 20 years’ experience in regulatory compliance, including BSA/AML/OFAC. He has worked with a wide range of US branches of major foreign banking organizations from all continents, both as chief compliance officer and compliance consultant. He has a prior background in IT as manager and implementer of core banking and payment systems, as well as compliance-related systems.
Assisting Financial Institutions with their AML and Compliance programs. Strengthen your existing teams by leveraging our experience as an industry expert, former OCC/FDIC examiner and more than 30 years in risk management. Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on enhancing existing teams and leveraging skill sets. Participate in our shared Resources program. Timely and effective solutions for Supervisory criticism and growth challenges. Loan and Deposit Compliance, Vendor Management, Fraud, Fair Lending, & BSA/AML.
Eric has been a financial services professional for the large majority of the last 3 decades. He’s been active in ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) since 2005. Currently, Eric is Director of Business Product for Dow Jones Risk & Compliance. In this role, he provides support for the current product portfolio of data feed solutions, online tools and due diligence reporting services, as well as guiding future product portfolio direction. Prior to working for Dow Jones, Eric was a Principal Engagement Manager in Accuity’s Professional Services Group.
Mark Stetler is CEO of RegSmart. He has a degree in Finance from Baylor University (cum laude, 1985) and a law degree from the University of Texas (with honors, 1988). Mark has worked in the financial services industry for 30 years as an attorney and entrepreneur. Mark previously co-owned one of the nation’s largest firms specializing in forensic financial audits. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a chief architect of RegSmart’s anti-money laundering risk assessment and audit SaaS.
Kelly Torrence has 20 years of IT leadership and has managed, developed and implemented technology solutions across various industry verticals, to include healthcare, financial, manufacturing, retail, and legal. Most recently, development from concept to commercialization of an Artificial Intelligence and Data Science based solution for top global banks that utilized complex algorithms to identify, mitigate and report AML and Fraud risk. From 1990 to 1995, he served in the U.S. Army in various oversees and U.S. assignments.
Mark van Rijmenam is the founder of dscvr.it and Datafloq. He is an expert on AI, Blockchain and Big Data, a highly sought-after speaker and author of the best-selling book Think Bigger. He is named a global top 10 Big Data influencer and one of the most influential Blockchain people. He is pursuing a PhD at the University of Technology, Sydney on how organizations should deal with Big Data, Blockchain and AI and he is a faculty member of the Blockchain Research Institute.
Prioritizing customer service, integrity and achievement, Harry leads teams on BSA and OFAC risk assessment, model validation and other projects and manages internal quality and standardization at ARC. With over 10 years of regulatory risk experience, Harry’s focus is on advising clients on BSA and OFAC matters, and on developing, implementing and testing governance and controls to manage regulatory risk.