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Erik Kemme Director - Banking Compliance

Erik Kemme, Director at Ankura (previously Chartwell), has over 4 years of experience in BSA/AML Compliance focusing on KYC, Enhanced Due Diligence, Transactional Monitoring, Fraud Detection, and Quality Control.

Prior to joining Chartwell, Erik was a Senior Analyst with compliance consultancy AML RightSource LLC where he worked closely with several financial institutions to assist in international wire monitoring and beneficial ownership verification for domestic and international technology startups, as well as enhanced due diligence, transactional monitoring, and risk assessments in the consumer banking space.  Erik was also deeply involved in training new analysts, identifying and providing solutions for issues arising from independent testing and internal quality control as well as communication with clients and additional third-party resources.

Erik also spent 4 years employed with a non-profit in Cleveland, OH where he acted as a Housing Specialist for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program.  There, he coordinated with multiple shelters throughout Cuyahoga County in conjunction with Case Management and Property Management to identify and retain affordable housing solutions in order to reduce homelessness recidivism.

Erik has a B.S. degree in Communications with minors in Music History and Literature.

He lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his girlfriend where they co-parent a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Einstein and a Yorkshire Terrier named Stassi.  He enjoys true crime podcasts, learning Spanish, visiting breweries, and watching his beloved Cleveland Browns.