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Amy Harkins, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Client On-Boarding & Tax, BNY Mellon

Amy G. Harkins is a Managing Director and Senior Vice President at BNY Mellon. She currently is the Global Head for client lifecycle management and enterprise utility creation. Her direct responsibilities are focused on and include the creation of a worldwide Center of Excellence (CoE) for Client Onboarding, inclusive of AML/KYC for new and periodic reviews, Account Opening, Tax Documentation, Tax Form Reporting Services, Client Access and Entitlements for the various client products.  BNY Mellon business lines supported within the CoE include Asset Servicing, Alternative Investment Solutions, Broker Dealer Services, Corporate Trust, Markets Group, Depository Receipts and Treasury Services.

Ms. Harkins is co-leader of the BNY Mellon Pittsburgh Client Service Delivery Advisory Council and a member of the Pittsburgh Executive Committee.

Ms. Harkins received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Georgetown University, a Masters of Business Administration degree from Duquesne University, and a Master’s of Science Taxation degree from Robert Morris University. Ms. Harkins is also a Six Sigma performance excellence champion.

Eileen Hedges, SME Client Onboarding Finance & Regulatory, Genpact Headstrong Capital Markets

Eileen has 25+ years of experience in banking service, consulting and re-engineering, compliance reviews, project management with in-depth knowledge of regulatory compliance and deploying risk mitigation initiatives.
In her current role, she provides business solutions for complete client lifecycle, including Onboarding through Off-boarding and KYC followed by technology solutions to streamline client onboarding (KYC/AML), Allocations, Front office trade execution processes and blends operational expertise to realize cost saving & process excellence.

Sean Anderson, Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Bento for Business

Sean is Cofounder and Chief Operating Officer of Bento for Business. He is responsible for operations, regulatory compliance, and driving the Bento platform roadmap. Sean leverages his operational, product, and systems experience working with cutting edge financial services companies including Blackhawk Network and PayPal to build payments platforms and deliver innovative financial products to underserved customers.

Today at Bento he focuses on the challenges of building unique commercial products for small and medium-sized business owners who typically receive hand-me-down products from banks that are difficult to use, expensive, or don’t quite meet their needs. In his role, he is responsible for architecting innovative compliance solutions which meet the changing needs of Bento’s customers and partners in an evolving regulatory environment, particularly focused on improving Know Your Customer and Customer Due Diligence programs.

Bento’s mission is to change this status quo and save businesses time and money by delivering modern banking services with their specific needs in mind.


Chris Phillips, Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Gain Capital Group LLC

As the Anti-Money Laundering Officer for Gain Capital Group, LLC (US), Chris is responsible for the daily functioning of the company’s AML program, including oversight of the KYC, CIP and Sanctions policies and processes. He also serves as Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Gain Global Markets, Inc. (Cayman Islands), oversees the AML/KYC program of Gain Capital – Forex.com Canada, Ltd., and manages the team engaged in fraud and AML transaction monitoring globally for the various Gain affiliates.

Chris is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering specialist, and maintains the CFTC Series 3 license. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Graceland University, and Masters of Arts degrees in International Relation and in Asian Studies from Seton Hall University

Ray Kimble, Strategic Partner, GSMA

Recognized leader who has spent the past 20 years helping public and private organizations across the world make meaningful societal impacts through the advancements of technology. By working with multi-national private companies and public organizations, Ray has lead the implementation of several society changing initiatives – from the early days of using forensic science to improve law enforcement and medical use cases to most recently focusing on the cybersecurity challenge. Ray is an award-winning executive and internationally sought after speaker who has successfully worked with Fortune 50 commercial clients and government organizations like the White House to bring a balanced public/private partnership to addressing the technology challenges of today.

Ray is a Senior Advisor and Program Manager with the GSMA’s Identity and Mobile for Development Programs, who represent the interests of mobile operators worldwide. The GSMA brings together mobile operator members and the wider mobile industry to deliver mobile services to improve security and privacy through the mobile device.

John Davies, Founder & Chairman, Kompli Global

John’s passion is helping businesses thrive and grow by providing much needed funding and sharing his 30 plus years of hard earned business lessons. As the founder of The Just Loans Group PLC, the first alternative commercial lender to become an Associate Member of UK Finance, he’s focussed on bridging the funding gap restricting British industry’s growth. Chairman of the Association of Alternative Business Finance formed to promote best practice in the UK alternative lending industry. John sits on the Advisory Board of the Emerging Payments Association. The Group’s principal subsidiary is Just Cash Flow PLC – a specialist lender to UK businesses offering flexible funding solutions.

John is Chairman of Kompli Global, providing “deeper due diligence” for companies needing to meet the significantly enhanced compliance requirements of the EU 4MLD.

He is a strong advocate for there to be a formal qualification for directors before they set up in business.

Sarah Clark, VP, Product and Customer Success, Mitek Systems

Sarah combines a proven track record in driving highly complex B2C and B2B products to market success with a passion for business growth and product strategy. Sarah thrives to strengthen Mitek’s position as the global leader in mobile identity verification. Before joining Mitek, Sarah successfully managed the product strategy and business development for startups in the payments, e-commerce and technology markets, serving as Head of Product at Incomm’s Qpay and Director of Product at iWire.

Sarah holds a BS in Mathematics from Duke University and further developed her managerial skills at Harvard Business School.

Mark Zilberzweig, Head of Compliance, CTBC Bank NY Branch

Mark is currently the Head of Compliance and OFAC/Sanctions Officer for CTBC Bank New York Branch. He has over 20+ years’ experience in Financial Crimes Compliance focusing on anti-money laundering (AML), know your customer programs (KYC), and Sanctions list screening programs. He has worked for a number of foreign and domestic banks in various senior compliance roles throughout his financial services career. Mark regularly attends various Regulatory Compliance seminars during the year to keep abreast of the latest developments in Regulatory Compliance.

Nikhil Aggarwal, Data and Analytics Executive, FinTech Entrepreneur in Residence, iValley Innovation Center

Nikhil has 18 years of international experience spanning Consumer and Corporate Banking across financial crime compliance, fraud, operations, credit risk, user experience, sales and marketing analytics. He has built and led global teams specializing in data management, metrics design and dashboards, visualization, data mining, statistical modeling and financial modeling. He is currently advising start ups in the RegTech and FinTech space at the iValley Innovation Center, a co-creation studio that helps build and launch FinTech startups. Nikhil has held analytics positions with global institutions including Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of America, Citigroup and Capital One.

Terence Gilroy, Director, Americas Head of Financial Crime, Legal, Barclays

Terry Gilroy currently serves as the Americas Head of Financial Crime Legal at Barclays. In that role, he advises Barclays business units on issues relating to the Bank Secrecy Act and money laundering, the FCPA and bribery and corruption, and economic sanctions. At Barclays, Terry serves on several governance committees, including those relating to Bank Secrecy Act Program design and implementation, NYS Department of Financial Services Part 504 implementation, and suspicious activity reporting. Prior to joining Barclays in August 2013, Terry was in the Litigation Group at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York. Terry has been a participant on a number of industry panels on the topic of financial crime. Prior to law school, Terry spent six years on active duty in the United States Army as a Field Artillery officer. He received his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his law degree from the St. John’s University School of Law.


Judy Ginder, Global Head of Internal Audit, Allianz

Judy joined Allianz Asset Management in 2004 and became the Global Head of Strategy in July, 2017.  She previously served as the Global Head of Internal Audit through June, 2017 being directly responsible for all internal audit initiatives for Allianz Asset Management, PIMCO, Allianz Global Investors and related subsidiaries.

Judy is excellent in leading and implementing change management, articulating and gaining commitment to vision, and translating strategies into realized business goals.  She has a demonstrated track record of attracting, developing, managing and retaining talent, with specific expertise in building effective, international, multi-cultural high performance teams.  Judy is a member of the Allianz Asset Management Leadership Team, served as a member of the Allianz Internal Audit Advisory Council, and is a founding sponsor of the Allianz Asset Management Network of Women.

Gaurav Golani, Executive Director - Head of Global Financial Crime Audit, Morgan Stanley

Jeffrey Ingber, Financial Industry Consultant, GenPact Ltd

Max Bolstad, Global Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Corruption Officer, MetLife

Max Bolstad is Vice President and Global Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Corruption Officer. Bolstad was named to this position in September of 2014.

In this role, he has overall responsibility for MetLife’s anti-money laundering and anti-corruption programs.

Bolstad joined MetLife in 2003, as an attorney in the U.S. Business section of the Law Department. In that role, he supported MetLife’s group products and worked on related privacy matters. In 2011, Bolstad moved to the International section of the Law Department. Bolstad headed the Global Support Unit which handled various international projects, such as MetLife’s Global FATCA Project, and issues relating to corruption, sanctions and privacy.

Bolstad received his B.A. from Bates College, his M.A. from Rutgers University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University. Bolstad is a member of the New York bar and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.


Gouri Pkhatua, MiFID II Project Manager Compliance, Europe, Rabobank

Anne Shere Wallwork, Senior Counsel for Strategic Policy, Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, US Department of the Treasury

Anne is Senior Counselor for Strategic Policy in Treasury’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (TFFC), where she is charged with identifying and developing strategies to address emerging and persistent money laundering and terrorist financing threats involving new payments mechanisms, including mobile payments, prepaid access products, Internet payment systems, and virtual currency, while also facilitating financial inclusion and innovation. She also helps lead the Department’s work on FinTech and RegTech. Ms. Wallwork has been the U.S. Government’s lead in working with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to address money laundering and terrorist financing threats associated with virtual currency, and was primary drafter on the FATF’s June 2014 Virtual Currency Key Terms and AML/CFT Risks and June 2015 Guidance for a Risk-based Approach to Virtual Currencies: Convertible Currency Exchangers. She helped lead the U.S. Government’s efforts to develop a comprehensive strategic approach to combating kleptocracy; helped drive the U.S. Government’s international efforts to trace and repatriate Iraqi assets worldwide; and chaired several interagency working groups that sought to recover the proceeds of foreign official corruption, including Liberian and Haitian assets. A graduate of Yale Law School (Editor, Yale Law Journal) and Wellesley College (Phi Beta Kappa, Wellesley College Scholar), before coming to Treasury, Ms. Wallwork practiced law at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin in Washington, DC and was a consultant for the World Bank.



Raheel Siddiqui, Vice President, Customer Due Diligence, Nordea

Raheel Siddiqui is the Vice President of Customer Due Diligence for Nordea, and has been a strong leader and manager of personnel with unsurpassed interpersonal skills and over ten years of experience. His current role involves planning, management, and oversight of regional AML and OFAC compliance. Mr. Siddiqui focuses on managing CDD systems to improve efficiency in the implementation of PEP Registry, Negative News screening process with World-Check and RDC, and periodic system enhancements. He has also regularly trained new team members while acting as the lead for several KYC initiatives.

Mr. Siddiqui received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration and Management from York College CUNY and his MBA in Finance from LIU Brooklyn, and is fluent in four languages.

David Satola, Lead ICT Counsel, The World Bank

David Satola – is Lead Counsel – ICT Legal Advisor at the World Bank. This is the senior-most legal advisory position in the telecommunications and Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) field in the World Bank. Mr. Satola has global responsibility for legal aspects of reforms (transactional and regulatory) in telecommunications and ICT, Internet governance, human rights on the Internet, cyber-security and cybercrime, competition regulation, licensing and privatizations. His project work spans more than 85 countries. Mr. Satola was seconded to the UN’s Working Group on Internet Governance (Geneva, 2005), designed the e-signature framework for World Bank financing agreements, and represents the World Bank at UNCITRAL’s Working Group on e-commerce and the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Mr. Satola is also the Head, Conflict of Interest Office where he advises Senior Management on managing operational conflicts of interest with sister institutions The International Finance Corporation and the Multilateral Investment Guaranty Agency.

Anthony Monaco, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, Spartan Capital Securities

As Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer of, Spartan Capital Securities, LLC, Anthony M. Monaco is responsible for the implementation of the firm’s global compliance infrastructure, as well as the firm’s written supervisory procedures, internal and financial controls and procedures.

Mr. Monaco has more than 40 years of comprehensive professional experience in the financial services industry. His expertise spans virtually all core industry management functions, with particular emphasis on compliance, capital markets and operations.

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Monaco has managed securities firms, as well as their compliance, capital markets and operations divisions. He has served as Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Operations at leading broker/dealers and has provided consulting services to financial services firms and as an industry conference speaker. He Series 4, 7, 8, 12, 14,14A, 24, 53, 63, 79 and 99 licenses and he is a Notary Public in the State of New York. In addition, he is a Judge in The Stock Market Game – InvestWrite sponsored by McGraw Hill Financial.

Abhinav Gupta, Director of Product Management - Mobile, Platform and Web, Western Union

Abhinav is currently VP of Product at WU and is leading Western Union’s digital and omni-channel product initiatives. He has launched Western Union’s mobile apps in 70+ countries, Omni-channel initiatives in 30+ countries and websites in 40+ countries. In his recent past roles, he built the fraud product stack for Western Union, alternate commerce and reverse auction engine at hi5 and Webex billing engine at Cisco. Abhinav has over 19 years of experience in launching products and managing global cross functional teams in both startups and large organizations.

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