Alek is a Senior Manager within PayPal’s Compliance Investigations division. In this capacity, he leads a large team of Managers and Investigators, responsible for financial crime and risk investigations. Additionally, Alek oversees the North American component of PayPal’s Strategic Investigations team, which is responsible for complex investigations, data mining, and risk identification/mitigation.
Prior to Paypal, Alek was a Deputy Director with HSBC Financial Intelligence Unit’s “deep-dive” (or the Client Intelligence) team, which was responsible for detecting complex illicit networks, sanctions, and tax evaders, as well as charged with identifying emerging criminal typologies.
Before HSBC, Alek served as a Supervisory Intelligence Analyst with the FBI’s Intelligence Division, stationed in New York. During his tenure, he led Intelligence Analysts and Staff Operations Specialists responsible for supporting sensitive investigations.
Alek is CAMS certified, holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, with specialization in Investigations, as well as a graduate-level Certificate in Terrorism Studies, from John Jay College of New York.