Speaker Faculty

Ted Starishevsky

Ted Starishevsky

Global Head of Sanctions, FIU Strategic Investigations, and SAR Quality American Express

Mr. Starishevsky spent seven years at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office prosecuting homicides and other violent felonies, and six years in private practice, with an emphasis in white collar criminal defense…

Alan S. Abel, CPA/CFF/CFE

Alan S. Abel, CPA/CFF/CFE

Global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Practice Leader, Crowe Horwath’s and Horwath International’s

He has worked with 100+ banks to help them develop and strengthen their risk management connected with money laundering, fraud, corruption, related financial crime, and sanctions.

Darren Hodder

Darren Hodder

Director of Fraud Consulting Ltd.

Darren is the director of Fraud Consulting Ltd, which was incorporated in July 2009 to provide vendor neutral fraud consultancy services to clients covering financial services, banking, telecommunications, insurance industries and public sector bodies, both in the UK and internationally.

Edwin F. Beemer III, APR, CAMS

Edwin F. Beemer III, APR, CAMS

Principal, CorpComm Solutions

Edwin (Ed) F. Beemer III, APR, CAMS is the Principal of CorpComm Solutions/ComplianceComm, Arlington, VA. He has over 35 years of experience in regulatory compliance communications and lots more.

Timothy R. White, CAMS

Timothy R. White, CAMS

BSA- Sanction Automation Specialist, Bankers Toolbox, Inc.

Tim has licensed AML and Sanctions Interdiction Software to over 1400 financial institutions since 1994. Tim is an expert on OFAC/Sanctions Issues and has addressed OFAC and BSA issues at conferences throughout the United States.

Lester Joseph

Lester Joseph

Manager of the Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group – Wells Fargo

Lester Joseph is the Manager of the Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group at Wells Fargo & Company. The primary mission of this Group is to provide intelligence on money laundering activity and financial crime trends to all parts of the company.

John Tobon

John Tobon

Assistant Special Agent in Charge for ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Miami, FL.

Mr. Tobon is an Assistant Special Agent in Charge for ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Miami, FL. As head of the Financial Investigations Division, he leads a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team of approximately 100 investigators focused on investigating money laundering offenses and financial crime in South Florida.

R. Joe Soniat, CFE, CAMS

R. Joe Soniat, CFE, CAMS

BSA Officer, BSA AML programs, Union First Market Bank

Currently, Joe is the BSA Officer of the BSA AML programs for Union First Market Bank in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Soniat has worked in as a Finance intelligence Officer for the United States Government; and also as a fraud examiner for Circuit City Stores.

Steve Fishbach

Steve Fishbach

General Counsel TPI Composites, Inc.

Steve Fishbach has served as General Counsel since January 2015 at TPI. Prior to joining TPI, Mr. Fishbach served as SVP, Deputy General Counsel of Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCA) since 2009 dealing with regulatory issues relating to state money transmitter laws, UIGEA, the Wire Act, prepaid access and other AML matters.

Dr. Michelle Frasher, Ph.D.

Dr. Michelle Frasher, Ph.D.

Director Global Content, LexisNexis® Risk Solutions

Dr. Michelle Frasher, Ph.D. iscurrently the Director of Global Content at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Prior to joining LNRS, she spent 15 years in academia and is an expert in transatlantic monetary relations and the politics of US-EU financial data transfers.

Joshua Fruth

Joshua Fruth

AML Director of HTF Solutions

Mr. Fruth is a law enforcement and intelligence subject matter expert with a background conducting a wide range of national security, criminal, and corporate investigations.

Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald

Detective Superintendent, SO15- Counter Terrorism Command London Metropolitan Police

Detective Superintendent Andy McDonald joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1986, direct from University. He has extensive overt and covert investigative experience in all ranks as a detective and Financial Investigator, where he has led a number of high profile fraud, money laundering and organized crime investigations.

Dennis M. Lormel

Dennis M. Lormel

President, DML Associates, LLC

Mr. Lormel is a recognized subject matter expert in the anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, and fraud communities.  He is an accomplished speaker and is routinely engaged to provide training at industry conferences.

Michael S. Schidlow, CAMS, CFE

Michael S. Schidlow, CAMS, CFE

SVP; Head of FCC and Emerging Risk Audit Development Global Internal Audit HSBC Bank USA N.A.

Michael Schidlow is an accomplished investigator, professor of ethics and criminal justice, licensed attorney, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Kathy Bazoian Phelps

Kathy Bazoian Phelps

Partner, Diamond McCarthy LLP

Kathy Bazoian Phelps is a partner at the law firm of Diamond McCarthy LLP in Los Angeles California, with a focus on bankruptcy issues, fraud litigation, and Ponzi scheme cases.

Wim Tip

Wim Tip

Principal Data Scientist Fraud Department ING Netherlands

Mr. Tip is currently the principal data scientist at the fraud department of ING Netherlands. In that function he helps prevent fraud by making predictive models for detection and delivering insights to make the products of ING more secure.

Martin G. Prego, CAMS

Martin G. Prego, CAMS

SVP - Group Chief Compliance Officer at Brickell Bank - Brickell Global Markets, Inc. - Brickell Global Advisory, Inc.

Mr. Prego is SVP Group Chief Compliance Officer at Brickell Bank, and Brickell Global Markets, Inc. Previously, he was with Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust, and SVP and Head of Compliance for Espirito Santo Bank in Miami, FL, and AML Principal for Espirito Santo Financial Services, the bank’s wholly owned broker/dealer subsidiary.

Chris Pierre

Chris Pierre

Managing Director of The KeyNorth Group

Since 2008 KeyNorth Group has been providing investigation and intelligence solutions to the Federal Government of Canada, corporations and individuals through our forensic investigation, training and consulting services.