Enhance your Financial Crime Investigative Skills

CAMS FCI

The ACAMS Advanced Financial Crimes Investigations Certification (CAMS-FCI) provides those who have already earned the CAMS Certification with focused education and training which hones essential investigation skills and the ability to effectively communicate suspicious activity.

Upon completion of the program, you will leave with confidence in your ability to detect, report and prevent financial crime/illicit activity.

The CAMS-FCI curriculum prepares you to:

  • Utilize critical thinking and analytical skills to determine relevant facts to support investigations, case decisions and suspicious activity reports (SARs)/suspicious transaction reports (STRs).
  • Disseminate new typologies and risks discovered during case investigations, allowing adjustments to controls, training and enhanced due diligence procedures.
  • Effectively communicate relevant information by developing outreach programs with law enforcement by sharing latest trends, unusual activity and SARs/STRs.
  • Manage your investigation scope and minimize your institution’s risk exposure while still providing pertinent information to law enforcement.

The Benefits of Earning CAMS-FCI

  • Bridge the law enforcement communication gap. Through CAMS-FCI, you learn skills and effective procedures to open lines of communication with law enforcement agencies. Law enforcement benefits from the same insights to work better with financial institutions.
  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your investigations. CAMS-FCI teaches you to focus on the important case facts, saving you valuable time during the investigation process.
  • Reach new professional heights. Earning the CAMS-FCI designation solidifies your investigative expertise and provides you with the managerial know-how to lead investigation units.

Program Outline

AML/Fraud/CTF Laws and Regulations Webinar

Your pre-class preparation will begin by drilling down on important AML/Fraud/CTF laws and regulations.

Administrative Webinar

The administrative webinar will review program logistics, timelines and other details

Self-Study

Participants will be required to complete pre-class assign­ments prior to attending the classroom session. Partici­pants should plan to spend 8 – 10 hours reading, research­ing and completing exercises that will be used in the classroom session. All pre-class assignments will be tied to classroom activities.

3-Day Live Program

The live Program is comprised of:

  • Lecture – Where needed to introduce topics and establish the foundation for discussions and exercises.
  • Discussion – This Program is designed around dialogue and interaction. Participants will be encouraged to engage in discussions focused on various aspects of financial crime investigations.
  • Exercises – In-class exercises are designed to leverage the results of pre-class activities and immerse participants in interactive situations and work groups, allowing them to put concepts into practice.
  • White Paper – Participants will be asked to create a 10-12 page white paper on a financial crimes investigations topic of their choosing. Selected white papers will be made available online to members.

This published paper will help you:

  • Establish your expertise as an advanced practitioner
  • Build the intellectual capital for association members
  • Provide cutting edge analysis on major/emerging issues

How to Qualify

Candidates wishing to apply for the CAMS-FCI designation must maintain an active CAMS designation and submit documentation supporting they have met the required 20 qualifying credits based on a combination of:

  • Professional Experience – 10 of the 20 credits must come from professional experience. Experience is limited to within the last 5 years.
  • Training – Candidates receive 1 credit per 3 hours of training. Limit to 10 credits per 2 years.
  • Certification – Limit to 1 active certification. Certification qualifies for 3 credits.

Download the Candidate Handbook for the full details.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the application included in the handbook.
  2. Email the application and all required documentation to advanced-certification@acams.org.
  3. You may also mail or fax in your application, however, please keep in mind that mailing in your application may delay the application process. Our mailing address and fax number are:
    Brickell Bayview Centre
    80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2350
    Miami, FL 33130
    Fax: +1 305.373.7788
  4. Upon approval of your application, you will receive an invoice for payment.
  5. Payment may be made by credit card, personal check, cashier’s check, money order or wire transfer. Checks should be made payable to ACAMS. Declined credit cards and/or returned checks are subject to a $25 penalty.

*Incomplete applications, including missing documentation, will be returned.

Review Board

Michael Amo

Michael Amo, CAMS
Consultant

Michael is currently supporting Promontory Financial Group in a variety of regulatory and compliance functions at international and domestic financial institutions with a specialization in transaction monitoring, risk assessment, KYC, and training.

Prior to working with Promontory, Michael consulted on behalf of several international banks under varied degrees of regulatory oversight and provided a range of subject matter expertise with an emphasis on correspondent banking.

Michael has amassed a solid foundation of financial services and banking experience throughout his career and attained professional licenses in every field including most recently, the CAMS designation. He is also a member of the content and grading evaluation committee for the ACAMS CAMS-FCI advanced certification program and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida.


William Campbell

William Campbell, CAMS
AML Consultant

William (Bill) Campbell is a former federal agent, having completed a 28 year career in various investigative and management positions with the IRS, FBI and DEA. His assignments have included the coordination of international financial investigations while stationed as an assistant DEA attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland and overseeing money laundering investigations while assigned to DEA’s Office of Financial Investigations. After leaving the government, Bill has held analytical and management positions at Wachovia Bank and Citibank, and was a financial investigator for the U.S. Attorney’s office. He is currently an AML Consultant.


Jim Candelmo

Jim Candelmo, CAMS
Deputy Chief AML Officer
Capital One

Jim Candelmo is the Deputy Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer with Capital One. In this role, Jim supports the Chief AML Officer across all facets of Capital One’s AML program.

Before joining Capital One, Jim served as the Bank Secrecy Act Officer at Ally Financial, where he was responsible for all Anti-Money Laundering activities and Ally’s Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit as well as other compliance activities. Prior to that, Jim was the Deputy Criminal Chief (National Security) for the United States Attorney’s Office in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all national security cases. Before joining the US Attorney’s Office, Jim served 10 years with the Department of Justice in Washington, DC where he served as Senior Trial Attorney with the Department’s elite Counter Espionage Section and Fraud Section. He is a veteran of both the New England Bank Fraud Task Force and San Diego Bank Fraud Task Force.

Jim attended the University of Dayton School of Law where he was named to the Law Review. After graduating law school, he served on active duty with the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, during that time Jim received his Masters of Law in International Law from Georgetown University.

He has served as a guest lecturer in the fields of Financial Crimes Intelligence Units, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing, Espionage, Cybercrimes, Suspicious Activity Review Teams and Bank Fraud. He is an adjunct professor of law where he teaches National Security Law and Federal Criminal Law.

Jim is a former member of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Council for the state of North Carolina. He is a current member of the FBI’s National Security Financial Sector Working Group, the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations’ Bank Forum, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Educational Task Force and a board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Bank Secrecy Act Coalition.

His awards include the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Terrorism Prevention and National Security for his work in public/private partnerships combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing and the Central Intelligence Agency Seal Medal for his contributions to our National Security. Most recently, Jim was also named “AML Professional of the Year” by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering.


Juan Carlos Ariza

Juan Carlos Ariza, CAMS-FCI
Vice President, Wealth Management, BSA/AML Compliance Office
Mercantil Commercebank

Juan Carlos is the Vice President, Wealth Management BSA/AML Compliance Officer at Mercantil Commercebank (Coral Gables, FL). With more than 9 years of experience in the BSA and AML field, Juan Carlos oversees the BSA/AML and OFAC Compliance Programs of the Wealth Management Division, comprised by two fiduciary banks and one broker-dealer (Mercantil Commercebank Trust Company, N.A., Mercantil Bank and Trust Limited (Cayman), and Mercantil Commcercebank Investment Services, Inc.). Juan Carlos joined Mercantil Commercebank in July 2005, as the Quality Assurance & Support Officer with Commercial Banking International Department, ensuring BSA compliance within the business unit. In 2007 he was designated the Trust Compliance and BSA Officer with responsibilities over the compliance process of two affiliated banks with trust and fiduciary powers, one in the US and one in the Cayman Islands. Later in 2011, he was promoted to his current position. His professional experience includes 9 years working as a legal counsel for large corporations in Venezuela such as Banco Venezolano de Crédito, Banco de Venezuela, Movilnet and CANTV. Juan Carlos is an Attorney with a Master degree in Commercial Law from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB), Caracas, Venezuela. His academic credentials include a certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in 2006, and the Advanced Certification in Financial Crimes Investigation (CAMS-FCI) in 2014, both from the Association of Certified Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). He also holds a Certificate in International Trust Management from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in 2008, and the Finra Series 7 (General Securities Representative), and Finra Series 24 (General Securities Principal) licenses. In addition, Juan Carlos was a speaker at the ACAMS 13th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference in Las Vegas NV.


John J. Byrne

John J. Byrne, Esq., CAMS
Executive Vice President
ACAMS

John is Executive Vice President of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists or ACAMS. ACAMS is the over 20,000 member organization that develops anti-money laundering/sanctions/financial crime detection programs and certifies specialists in financial and non-financial businesses and government agencies. The website is www.acams.org.

Byrne is a nationally known regulatory and legislative attorney with close to 30 years of experience in a vast array of financial services issues, with particular expertise in all aspects of regulatory oversight, policy and management, anti-money laundering (AML), privacy and consumer compliance. He has written over 100 articles on AML, represented the banking industry in this area before Congress, state legislatures and international bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), and appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and many other media outlets.

John has received a number of awards, including the Director’s Medal for Exceptional Service from the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the ABA’s Distinguished Service Award for his career work in the compliance field.

John is a graduate of Marquette University in 1978 and the George Mason University School of Law in 1983.

John’s blog, “AML, Fraud and Other Things,” can be found at: www.bankingexchange.com


Patricia (Trish) Emerson

Patricia (Trish) Emerson, CAMS
Investigations Director
Ally Financial, Inc.

Trish Emerson is the Investigations Director for the Ally Financial, Inc.’s Global AML Investigations Team where she is responsible for all Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Investigations, as well as other compliance activities.

Before joining Ally, Trish was the AML Investigations Manager for the Wachovia/Wells Fargo East Coast Financial Intelligence Unit located in Charlotte, NC. In this role, Trish supervised 145 people covering six locations. She has over ten years’ experience directly in the financial industry. She has significant experience in Suspicious Activity Report Investigations and Operations integration.

Prior to her career in banking, Trish was a Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a Special Agent, Trish specialized in international narcotics and money laundering investigations as well as homicide investigations.

Trish attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and minored in Sociology. She is a graduate of the North Carolina Justice Academy Class of 1997. In June 2008, Trish became a Certified Member of the Association for Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and is active in the Carolinas Chapter.

Her awards include the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association International Award of Honor and she is a recipient of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Southeast Region case of the year for which she also received the Special Agent of the year award.


Jim Huvane, CAMS
Manager – Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Ernst & Young

Jim is a Manager in Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice. He has seven years of experience assisting clients with investigations and dispute advisory services. He focuses on engagements in the financial services industry serving a diverse set of clients including Commercial and Retail Banks and GSEs.

Jim’s time with Ernst & Young includes experiences in Financial Services, Fraud Investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Pharmaceuticals, and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance (AML).

Jim has managed six separate lookbacks at five global financial institutions that reported directly to the OCC, Federal Reserve Bank, DFS, and the Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera (presented to three of them). Jim managed a team of over 15 resources which assisted a large financial institution’s anti-money laundering department with reviewing transactions identified with retail bank customers. The team performed due diligence to assess if transactions require further review and consideration of filing a Suspicious Activity Report. As manager, this included assembling a team, ensuring there was sufficient support and managing team progress for key client stakeholders across Operations, Compliance and the Business. Jim also managed a quality assurance team assisting a global banking institution to conduct AML monitoring and investigations for its commercial cash clearing services. This included reviewing cases for accurate procedures implementation, disposition analysis and proper research and documentation, maintaining and updating engagement review procedures.

Jim is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.


Larry Iwanski

Larry Iwanski, CAMS
Director
Ernst & Young

Larry is a Charlotte-based Executive Director in Ernst & Young’s Advisory Services practice. He has over 20 years of experience providing organizations with advisory services; fraud and investigative services; and operational and organizational leadership. Larry concentrates in the area of Banking and Capital Markets and providing clients with Anti-Money Laundering advisory services. He has a BS in Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point; a MS in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame; and is a Colonel in the United States Army Reserves.

Larry has directed multiple engagements related to AML look-backs and AML program assessments at both global and regional banks. These engagements involve extensive communication with the banks and the relevant regulatory authorities. These transactional reviews involve using a multi-layer review process, a transaction monitoring system, and a proprietary case management tool.

Larry is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS); a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Georgia; and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and is a former Board Member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.


Dennis M. Lormel

Dennis M. Lormel, CAMS
President and Chief Executive Officer
DML Associates

Dennis is the founder and President of DML Associates, LLC, a full service investigative consultancy. Mr. Lormel provides consulting services and training related to terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud, financial crimes and due diligence. For 28 years, he served as a special agent in the FBI and served as chief of the FBI Financial Crimes Program. There, he formulated, established and directed the FBI’s terrorist financing initiative following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. For his visionary contributions, Mr. Lormel received numerous commendations and awards to include the Department of Justice, Criminal Division’s Award for Investigative Initiative and the Central Intelligence Agency’s George H. W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism.


Sean McCrossan

Sean McCrossan, CAMS-FCI
AVP/ Senior Compliance Analyst – NPMP
Citigroup

Sean McCrossan started his compliance career at Ally Bank where he investigated suspicious activity enterprise wide for Ally Bank’s Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit, conducted quality review and was involved in tuning efforts for transaction monitoring, communication with Law Enforcement, and the requirements and design of Ally’s Fraud and AML Case Management Tool. He joined Citigroup in 2015 and is currently providing global AML Advisory guidance on new payment methods products prior to approval and launch.

McCrossan is CAMS certified and a graduate of the ACAMS Financial Crimes Investigations advanced certification course. He presented his White Paper on Mobile and Internet Payment Systems at the ACAMS 14th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference and is currently part of the CAMS 6th Edition Examination Task Force.

Before starting a career in Financial Crimes, he worked in physical and corporate security capacities and spent ten years managing the construction of high end custom homes. He is a US Army Veteran and a graduate of some of the US Army’s top schools, including the prestigious Ranger School.


Zachary Miller

Zachary Miller, CAMS-FCI
Vice President, BSA Officer
Mid Penn Bank

Zachary (Zach) Miller, CAMS-FCI is Vice President, BSA Officer of Mid Penn Bank (Millersburg, PA) and is responsible for all aspects of the BSA compliance program including risk assessments, policy/procedure, managing the AML investigations, suspicious activity reporting, enhanced due diligence (EDD), currency transaction reporting, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) operations and AML business system areas which includes providing oversight, direction and guidance to the bank’s BSA/AML team and interacting with law enforcement, as well as regulatory and audit personnel. Zach is also responsible for the bank’s AML training efforts, which he facilitates through various types of delivery methods which reach the entire organization.

A graduate of York College of Pennsylvania, Zach has been involved in the AML field since 2009. Prior to his current role, he has previously served as an AML analyst, quality control specialist, and deputy AML officer at Metro Bank in Harrisburg, PA. During his tenure with Metro Bank, Zach was part of a team that successfully remediated a regulatory consent order.

Zach obtained his CAMS designation in 2011 and the CAMS-FCI credential in 2014 as part of the inaugural class. In addition to working with ACAMS and other organizations as a speaker for several conferences and webinars, Zach also assists in leading an independently organized AML peer group in central Pennsylvania which currently maintains nearly 75 members from various financial institutions and law enforcement agencies from the surrounding areas.


Kate Salottolo

Kate Salottolo
Director – Financial Intelligence Unit
American Express

Kate Salottolo is a Director in the Financial Intelligence Unit at American Express where she oversees the Impact Assessment program, which includes ensuring alignment across the various teams within the FIU through the analysis of management reports and inventory strategies, as well as the ongoing assessment of new program initiatives that relate to the overall AML monitoring and reporting process.

This includes forecasting the impact of various projects on the investigative process, including new transaction monitoring rules, changes to investigative procedures, system enhancements, and other efficiencies and proposed enhancements. Prior to her current role, Kate was a manager in the Strategic Investigations team where she managed a team of analysts, coordinated complex investigations, assisted with the development of new monitoring rules and conducted training focused on best investigative practices for new employees. While overseeing the Strategic Investigations team Kate also worked closely with law enforcement to enhance the intelligence in long-term investigations. Prior to joining American Express in 2009, Kate worked as an Investigative Analyst at the New York County District Attorney’s Office for three years, assisting prosecutors in the investigation of a variety of cases, including homicides, robberies, and identity theft, among others. While working, Kate attended New York Law School where she served as a Law Review staff editor, earning her J.D. in May 2011.


Chuck Taylor

Chuck Taylor, CAMS
Senior Vice President and BSA Officer
City National Bank

Mr. Taylor is Senior Vice President, BSA Officer for City National Bank, headquartered in downtown Los Angeles. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the BSA/AML function for City National. He has been in the banking industry since 1992 and the BSA/AML field exclusively since 2003. His resume includes positions with; California National Bank, Bank of America, Pacific Capital Bancorp and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. Chuck completed his Juris Doctorate in 2001, received certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in 2003 with the inaugural class and became a Certified BSA Officer in 2007.


Faculty

Bill Campbell

Bill Campbell, CAMS
AML Consultant

Bill Campbell is a former federal agent, having completed a 28 year career in various investigative and management positions with the IRS, FBI and DEA. His assignments have included the coordination of international financial investigations while stationed as an assistant DEA attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland and overseeing money laundering investigations while assigned to DEA’s Office of Financial Investigations. After leaving the government, Bill has held analytical and management positions at Wachovia Bank and Citibank, and was a financial investigator for the U.S. Attorney’s office. He is currently an AML Consultant.


Jim Candelmo

Jim Candelmo, CAMS
Deputy Chief AML Officer
Capital One

Jim Candelmo is the Deputy Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer with Capital One. In this role, Jim supports the Chief AML Officer across all facets of Capital One’s AML program.

Before joining Capital One, Jim served as the Bank Secrecy Act Officer at Ally Financial, where he was responsible for all Anti-Money Laundering activities and Ally’s Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit as well as other compliance activities. Prior to that, Jim was the Deputy Criminal Chief (National Security) for the United States Attorney’s Office in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all national security cases. Before joining the US Attorney’s Office, Jim served 10 years with the Department of Justice in Washington, DC where he served as Senior Trial Attorney with the Department’s elite Counter Espionage Section and Fraud Section. He is a veteran of both the New England Bank Fraud Task Force and San Diego Bank Fraud Task Force.

Jim attended the University of Dayton School of Law where he was named to the Law Review. After graduating law school, he served on active duty with the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, during that time Jim received his Masters of Law in International Law from Georgetown University.

He has served as a guest lecturer in the fields of Financial Crimes Intelligence Units, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing, Espionage, Cybercrimes, Suspicious Activity Review Teams and Bank Fraud. He is an adjunct professor of law where he teaches National Security Law and Federal Criminal Law.

Jim is a former member of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Council for the state of North Carolina. He is a current member of the FBI’s National Security Financial Sector Working Group, the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations’ Bank Forum, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Educational Task Force and a board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Bank Secrecy Act Coalition.

His awards include the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Terrorism Prevention and National Security for his work in public/private partnerships combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing and the Central Intelligence Agency Seal Medal for his contributions to our National Security. Most recently, Jim was also named “AML Professional of the Year” by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering.


Patricia (Trish) Emerson,

Patricia (Trish) Emerson, CAMS
Investigations Director
Ally Financial, Inc.

Trish Emerson is the Investigations Director for the Ally Financial, Inc.’s Global AML Investigations Team where she is responsible for all Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Investigations, as well as other compliance activities. Before joining Ally, Trish was the AML Investigations Manager for the Wachovia/Wells Fargo East Coast Financial Intelligence Unit located in Charlotte, NC. In this role, Trish supervised 145 people covering six locations. She has over ten years’ experience directly in the financial industry. She has significant experience in Suspicious Activity Report Investigations and Operations integration.

Prior to her career in banking, Trish was a Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a Special Agent, Trish specialized in international narcotics and money laundering investigations as well as homicide investigations.

Trish attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and minored in Sociology. She is a graduate of the North Carolina Justice Academy Class of 1997. In June 2008, Trish became a Certified Member of the Association for Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and is active in the Carolinas Chapter.

Her awards include the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association International Award of Honor and she is a recipient of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Southeast Region case of the year for which she also received the Special Agent of the year award.


Dennis M. Lormel

Dennis M. Lormel, CAMS
President and Chief Executive Officer
DML Associates

Dennis is the founder and President of DML Associates, LLC, a full service investigative consultancy. Mr. Lormel provides consulting services and training related to terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud, financial crimes and due diligence. For 28 years, he served as a special agent in the FBI and served as chief of the FBI Financial Crimes Program. There, he formulated, established and directed the FBI’s terrorist financing initiative following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. For his visionary contributions, Mr. Lormel received numerous commendations and awards to include the Department of Justice, Criminal Division’s Award for Investigative Initiative and the Central Intelligence Agency’s George H. W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism.


Angel Pendleton Nguyen

Angel Pendleton Nguyen, CAMS
Vice President in Enterprise AML Operations & Financial Intelligence Unit
American Express

Angel Pendleton Nguyen is currently the Vice-President of the Enterprise AML Operations and Financial Intelligence Unit (E-AML Ops and FIU) at American Express. When she initially joined, she was part of a core team that created, built and developed the group. Today, the E-AML Ops and FIU teams oversee the end-to-end SAR process and program, which includes monitoring rule development, investigations, filing Suspicious Activity Reports, metrics and management reports, managing regulatory exams and internal audits, and analytics. Prior to American Express, Angel served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted all levels of criminal activity, with a focus in the Sex Crimes Unit and was one of the first Major Case Assistants in the Identity Theft/Cybercrime Unit.


Brian Stoeckert

Brian Stoeckert, JD, CAMS, CFE
Partner
Stratis Advisory

Brian is a Managing Partner of Stratis Advisory with more than 15 years of experience in strategy, risk, legal, and compliance serving startups through Fortune 500 companies. He manages an international portfolio of FinTech start-ups, money service businesses, financial institutions, government agencies, universities, and entertainment. Brian has served as an expert in civil and regulatory matters related to anti-money laundering (AML) and digital currency compliance, and international bond swaps. Moreover, he has testified before domestic and foreign governments.

Brian previously co-founded CoinComply, the first risk and compliance solutions provider devoted exclusively to the FinTech and digital currency ecosystem. Prior to CoinComply, he led Booz Allen Hamilton’s west coast strategy and risk practice on advising board of directors, audit and compliance committees, and executive management of global financial institutions under consent orders for AML deficiencies, money service businesses, and international intelligence firms. Moreover, he has served as a guest lecturer at New York University’s Law School and Stern School of Business on AML laws, regulations, and digital currency compliance. Brian is a frequent presenter at international risk and compliance conferences.

Brian is a recipient of Stony Brook University’s 2014 Top 40 Under Forty Award. He serves as a Non-Executive Director for a post-IPO global FinTech firm and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Chairman of the ACAMS Chapter Steering Committee, and an Executive Board member of the award winning ACAMS Northern California Chapter. He received his J.D. from New York Law School and his B.A. in Political Science from Stony Brook University.

He can be reached at bstoeckert@stratisadvisory.com, @StratisAdvisory, or 917.554.9903.

Graduates

First NameLast NameStateCountry
Miguel Alcantar CA USA
Juan Carlos Ariza FL USA
Edwin Beemer VA USA
Elizabeth Bethoney MA USA
Mary Christine Bray DC USA
Patrick Brown GA USA
Douglas Bruggeman NE USA
Keron Burrell ―― Jamaica
Linda Caron Quebec Canada
Rashid Assaad El Takash Beirut Lebanon
Sam Adam Elnagdy NY USA
Chris Galloway BC Canada
Kevin Harris TX USA
Sandra Hiraoka HI USA
Deborah Hitzeroth VA USA
Jody Hochstein DE USA
Daniel Kim MA USA
Lauren Kohr PA USA
Arun Krishnamoorthy ―― India
Nancy Lake PA USA
Latena Lee NC USA
Tom Lorenz NE USA
Umberto Lucchetti Junior NY USA
Miguel Martinez CA USA
Scott Mauro NY USA
Sean McCrossan NC USA
Zachary Miller PA USA
Ramona Murton ―― Canada
Wede Okerentugba-Thompson Lagos Nigeria
Holly Peck UT USA
Jeffrey Pedecine NY USA
Henry Pleau ON Canada
Christine Reid ―― Canada
Mike Rodriguez FL USA
Debbie Rogers PA USA
Kathy Ruggiero PA USA
Marianne Schmitt FL USA
Mary Sikazwe Lusaka Zambia
Marie-Chantale Sundberg ―― Lebanon
Arthur Taylor AZ USA
Philip Tu NY USA
Michael Wakeman NJ USA
Richard Wells NC USA
Margaret Williams VA USA
Donovan Williams NY USA
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