Bayatmakou, CAMS, CFCS
Brita Sands Bayatmakou is Managing Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit within the Financial Crimes Risk Management department at Charles Schwab. Brita manages the department’s Risk Assessment, Management Reporting and Training teams. She also oversees the Financial Intelligence Analytics & Reporting team, which develops data-driven responses to emerging threats that exist within the industry’s rapidly changing environment. Her work fuses threat data with external research related to a multitude of crimes, including cyber-related crimes, fraud, and money laundering, to provide actionable intelligence to the firm. Her research interests include the use of social network analysis and visualization to identify and investigate organized criminal activity.
Prior to joining Schwab, she worked at Wells Fargo Bank within the Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group where she focused on anti-money laundering compliance and financial crimes associated with emerging technology.
Brita holds two Masters Degrees and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).