Rick Small leads the Financial Crimes team for Truist, which includes managing anti-money laundering compliance, controls and investigations, fraud management and the financial investigations resulting from cyber events. Rick joined BB&T, now Truist, in 2016 as the first Financial Crimes program director.
Rick has over 35 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining BB&T, Rick was the Senior Advisor for Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes with Ernst & Young; the Senior Vice President, Enterprise Wide Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption and International Regulatory Compliance for American Express; and the Global Anti-Money Laundering Leader for GE Money, a division of General Electric. Rick began his private sector career as Managing Director, Global Anti-Money Laundering for Citigroup.
Prior to these private sector roles, Rick held several positions with the U.S. Government, first as a Federal Prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division and then with the Organized Crime Strike Force, followed by the Senior Counsel for Law Enforcement at the United States Department of the Treasury. Rick’s most recent government position was on the staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as Deputy Associate Director in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation.
Rick earned a B.S. in Commerce from Rider College and a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.