Perla serves as the Head of Compliance, North America for the OzForex Group, a global provider of online international payment services for consumer and businesses, where she oversees the Risk and Compliance Department for the Group’s operations in the US and Canada.
Previously, Perla served as the Global Head of AML & Sanctions Compliance for Forex Capital Markets (FXCM), a leader in the online foreign exchange industry, including retail and institutional clients with forex, indices and commodities, and dollar index, where she oversaw the AML and Sanctions program for operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, and Middle East.
Prior to FXCM, she served as Chief Compliance Officer at Commonwealth Foreign Exchange (COMFEX), a market-leading foreign exchange services firm focused on facilitating currency exchangeon behalf of domestic and international corporations. As a regulated non-bank financial institution, Perla managed the BSA/AML and OFAC programs in compliance with the National Futures Association (NFA), U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and various U.S. state regulators as a money transmitter. She also served as Vice President and BSA Officer for Merchants Bank of California, N.A., where she managed the BSA/AML program for the multi-national retail bank and its Unigram money transmitter service that provides transfers to Mexico and Central and South America.
Perla received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Minor in International Relations from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and earned the Advanced Certification in Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering from the International Compliance Association (UK). Moreover, Perla served as a founding executive board member of the ACAMS Northern California Chapter.