In March 2021, John started AML Pro LLC, a boutique financial crimes practice focused on cost effective and unique solutions to financial crimes related matters.
Prior to starting AML Pro LLC, John was a Managing Director and the Global Head of Financial Crimes for over thirteen years at E*TRADE Financial. He had responsibility for global AML Compliance and Fraud Investigations. John received E*TRADE’s Leadership Award as a result of his efforts in building the firm’s AML program.
Prior to joining E*TRADE, John spent 19 years as an Enforcement Attorney and BSA/AML Policy specialist at the Office of Thrift Supervision, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and the SEC. As an Enforcement attorney, John assisted financial institution regulators in recovering over $50 million in ill gotten gains from individuals and financial institutions; which had violated federal banking laws, federal securities laws and the Bank Secrecy Act. As a BSA/AML Policy specialist, John represented first the OTS and then the Fed on interagency working groups, which drafted many of the regulations associated with the USA PATRIOT Act. He also served as part of the US delegation to the FATF. At the SEC, John helped pilot the Enforcement division’s SAR review program. John’s efforts resulted in numerous awards and promotions from financial institution regulators.
John also frequently serves as a speaker at industry sponsored AML forums and at FFIEC examiner training schools. He received his BA with awards and honors from the George Washington University and his JD from the College of William and Mary.