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Justin
justinmarkwell@verizon.net
716-812-8999
178 Sheffield Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14220
VP - Operations Manager / AML Investigations Quality Control
15 years experience W2
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Summary

  • Strong analytical skills with +14 years of experience in money laundering and financial crimes.
  • Ensures a commitment to quality and process improvements with the ultimate objectivity to identify areas of improvement and foreseeable opportunities in the method in which the investigative analysts receive and assess anomalous behaviors. Effective communicator with strong leadership and mentoring skills and exercises judgment and sound discretion to ensure proper compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and USA Patriot Act.
  • Subject matter expert in BSA/AML regulatory requirements and policy.
  • Experience in different banking business lines - correspondent, retail, business banking, brokerage, asset management, etc.
  • Experience managing AML team and controlling the quality review of AML investigations.

Experience
Vice President/Operations Manager/Customer Activity Review Team (CART) Quality Control
Banking/Financial
Sep 2017 - present
Depew, NY
  • Implemented a U.S. Quality Control program within a line of business with the focus on ensuring Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Know Your Customer (KCY) policies and procedures were followed by various business partners.
  • Led a team of AML investigators on the quality side. Responsible for controlling the quality review of investigations.
  • Subject matter expert on internal auditing for investigations.
  • Accountable for the day to day management of a Quality Control team that appropriately assesses the Financial Crime Risk associated with customers and information/documentation collected complies with internal policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Compiled and delivered timely, accurate, quality management information to stakeholders on historical employee performance to the U.S. network and identify risk and/or quality improvements.
  • Responsible for the continued evolution and development of the Quality Control process as policies and procedures change.
Quality Management Project Management Financial Crimes Auditing AML AML Investigations KYC CDD Compliance Quality Control
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Assistant Vice President/FIU (Financial Intelligence Unit) /AML
Banking/Financial
Jun 2010 - Aug 2017
Buffalo, NY

Assistant Vice President/ FIU (Financial Intelligence Unit) /AML Sr. Quality Control Analyst

May 2012 - August 2017

  • Served as Subject Matter Expert on a day to day process of quality review of FIU analysts work.
  • Responsible for reviewing anomalous activity alerts/cases that were closed by FIU AML Analysts to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with regulatory, internal/external audit requirements and policy/procedural requirements.
  • Provided mentoring for analysts on AML and process/procedure requirements.
  • Conducted root-cause analysis on results of a secondary review of cases in order to recommend remedial training or other appropriate follow-up action(s) to the FIU Manager.
  • Delivered metrics related to QC reviews and remedial action(s).
  • Proactively identified and escalated areas of potential risk and/or quality improvement in addition to technology enhancements.

FIU/AML Sr. Compliance Analyst-Banking Officer

June 2010 - May 2012

  • Exceptional knowledge of financial crimes particularly Terrorist Financing, White-collar crime, Money Laundering, Structuring, Tax havens, and Fraud activity.
  • Served as a subject matter expert providing analysis on investigative techniques, Suspicious Activity Reports, and Money Laundering Laws in accordance with the Bank Secrecy Act and the United States Patriot Act.
  • Maintained FIU Investigation Cases and facilitated communication between Branches, Law Enforcement, Government Regulatory Agencies, and other relevant sources.
Terroris Financing Project Management Patriot Act Financial Crimes Compliance BSA Banking Auditing AML AML Investigations Quality Control
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BSA Compliance Analyst II
Banking/Financial
Jun 2006 - May 2010
Buffalo, NY
  • Worked as an AML Investigator in accordance with The Bank Secrecy Act and The United States Patriot Act.
  • Prepared detailed summary reports after reviewing customer banking accounts and determined if the activity was suspicious in nature.
  • Filed Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) if necessary and completed filing requirements with FINCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network).
  • Presented cases weekly to an AML committee which involved detailed oriented summaries.
BSA Compliance AML Banking Patriot Act AML Investigations SAR Reports
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Education
Bachelor's in Criminal Justice
Hilbert College 2009
Minor: Economic Crime Investigation
Associate's in Business
Erie Community College 2003
Skills
AML
2021
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AML Investigations
2021
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Compliance
2021
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Banking
2017
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BSA
2017
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Patriot Act
2017
11
Auditing
2021
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Financial Crimes
2021
10
Project Management
2021
10
Quality Control
2021
10
Terroris Financing
2017
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CDD
2021
3
KYC
2021
3
Quality Management
2021
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SAR Reports
2010
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Commercial Banking
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Loans
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Risk Management
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