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Jesus Vargas-Gallardo Senior Compliance Director - Licensing

Jesus (“Jes”) Vargas-Gallardo is a Senior Compliance Director overseeing the state regulatory license maintenance Team at Chartwell Compliance.

Jes brings 16 years of professional regulatory and governance experience with Money Services Businesses (“MSBs”) and is a subject matter expert on all aspects of state licensing; including license acquisition, license maintenance covering all required periodic regulatory reporting, the administration of NMLS and safety and soundness examinations from state and federal regulators (e.g., Internal Revenue Service – Title 31 and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau).

Jes area of expertise also includes the filing of business and trade name/DBA registrations, secretary of state qualifications and BSA e-filing, as well as corporate material/control advance change notifications and reporting.

Prior to joining Chartwell, Jes worked with prime money transmitter Sigue Corporation overseeing the company’s governance and licensing affairs, acquiring, and maintaining required licenses for the parent company and two licensed subsidiaries in all applicable states and jurisdictions. He also managed the acquisition of all required licenses and permits for the company’s branches, while supervising the internal audit, corporate policy and procedure, and surety bond programs. In addition, he provided support for international licensing and reporting in Latin America and Asia.

Jes obtained a computer programming degree at the Superior Institute of Information Technology as well as studied IT science at the Institute of Technology and Superior Studies of Monterrey (ITESM). Jes is also bilingual and fluent in both English and Spanish.

As a California resident, Jes likes hiking the trails and mountains, enjoys going to the beaches and goes tent camping with his family whenever possible.