Gene is The AML Shop’s Chief Identify Officer and delivers a “digital first” philosophy by creating a balanced hub where digital ID and AML initiatives connect as an expert shopper for clients and industry insider for technology firms.
As one of Canada’s leading voices in the anti-money laundering (AML) industry and digital identification space, Gene has spanned much of his career designing, implementing and sustaining AML/ATF programs digital identity programs nationally and internationally.
Gene started his career running the systems, operations and compliance controls for financial planning firms offering securities, banking and insurance products. His compliance focus progressed with Manulife, where he most recently served as the Head of Global Compliance AMLATF program, responsible for the program design, relationships with AML vendors and working with Industry peers to respond to government and FATF consultations for both AML and identity.
He currently volunteers in the following capacities: Advisor, Canada’s Department of Finance’s ACMLTF steering group for the securities sector; Co-chair, DIACC Outreach Expert Committee; Participant, ACAMS International Sanctions Task Force; Member, Sovrin Foundation Compliance and Payments Task Force; Member, International Institute of Finance’s Digital Trust initiative.