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Maria Padilla Associate - Global Outsourced Compliance

Maria Padilla, Associate at Ankura (previously Chartwell), brings more than seven years of experience in the Money Services Business industry. Before joining the team, she served as a compliance analyst at Associated Foreign Exchange, Inc. (AFEX), where she onboarded new customers and performed payment screenings.

Prior to AFEX, Maria also specialized in customer / merchant onboarding as well as performing ongoing due diligence at Sigue Corporation, where she led a team of analysts located in Mexico.  Her core duties included risk management and she also focused on developing and reviewing policies, and program procedures of the company, such as Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) screening, and also participated in multiple mergers and acquisitions activities.

Maria currently holds an Associate degree in Administration of Justice and is currently pursuing a B.A. in Business Administration and Management.

During her down time, Maria enjoys sports, photography, live music, and spending time with her family. She is devoted to her two boys and is also a soccer mom and serves as the team manager and social media director for the soccer club.