Mark is a Compliance Director with Chartwell Compliance and brings more than twenty years of technology and banking experience to the team. Focused on AML operations and program execution for the bulk of his career, Mark has conducted or overseen tens of thousands of investigations ranging from low-risk alert clearing to trans-national criminal and terrorist financing activity reviews. He also has significant experience, interfacing with central banks on matters related to anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions including training ministry and central bank employees on U.S. dollar clearing institution requirements for foreign bank customers.
Prior to joining Chartwell, Mark was most recently at Mazars USA LLP as Director of Financial Crimes Compliance, designing, enhancing, implementing, updating and auditing anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance programs for domestic and global FIs and NBFIs. Before Mazars, Mark worked at Ernst & Young, and much of his time was spent with foreign banks operating in the U.S. under consent orders and various other FRB, DFS and OCC scrutinies. Mark has also held positions with the largest foreign bank in the U.S. at the time, ABN AMRO, and for CLS Bank International, the largest foreign exchange payments and settlement bank in the world and is familiar with all aspects of correspondent banking and international payments processing.
Mark holds an MBA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and an undergraduate degree in SE Asian economics from McGill University in Montréal, Canada. A member of ACAMS, he is also a Certified Bitcoin Professional, a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and a member of the Society of Quantitative Analysts.
Mark volunteers at his local public library and for the Financial Services Volunteer Corps and is currently curating a merged installation of physical & NFT artwork with a Canadian still-life photographer.