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Gary
garydagan2@gmail.com
703-405-8869
Arlington, VA 22246
Risk Management AML Global Investigations Leader
34 years experience W2
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Summary

More than 20 years of investigative and management experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in addition to several years within the physical security and CPA professions. Highly decorated Special Agent with expertise and success in numerous cross-functional areas, including corporate security, financial crimes investigations, anti-money laundering, forensic accounting, audit/risk management, in addition to the development and delivery of training programs to internal and external forums.

  • Leveraged communication, leadership, analysis, and problem-solving skills as a foremost investigations/security expert.
  • Implemented numerous initiatives that generated innovative, significant results and became SOPs.
  • Advance global efforts (private/public) to prevent, detect, identify, and investigate financial crimes and cyber matters.

SELECTED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL AREAS:

  • Financial Crimes Investigations
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Corporate Compliance Risk/Threat Analysis & Mitigation
  • Multi-National Project Leadership
  • Strategic Change Management Corporate Security
  • Inter-Agency Teamwork
  • Advanced Investigative Techniques
  • Public Speaking/Instruction

Experience
President/Owner
Banking/Financial
Jan 2018 - present

Consulting services within the areas of: Fraud and Financial Crimes Money Laundering Corporate Security Asset Recovery and other Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support matters. Associate of The Falcon Consulting Group.

Financial Crimes AML Accounting
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Vice-President, Corporate Security & Investigations
Banking/Financial
Jan 2014 - Jan 2017

Management responsibility of internal investigations involving employee misconduct and the physical security of approximately 400 locations. Responsible for multi-million-dollar budget relating to equipment, personnel, and operations.

  • Decreased expenditures by hundreds of thousands of dollars through the minimization of vendors to address specialized areas, increased oversight, and the initiation of new contracts based on bid solicitations.
  • Initiated inspections of all locations for compliance and regulatory adherence, in addition to identifying vulnerabilities to potential threats. As a result, enacted proactive measures to minimize and eliminate threats.
  • Awarded significant financial promotion for identifying and addressing long-term, high-risk lapses in security.
Compliance
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Director of Forensic Services - Hill
Banking/Financial
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

Specialized in Financial Investigations, Money Laundering, Asset Recovery, and related matters. Developed and enhanced internal controls, establishing effective parameters for fraud prevention and adherence to compliance/regulatory controls.

Project Management Compliance AML
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Trainer / Instructor / International Assignments
Banking/Financial
Jan 1996 - Jan 2012

Continually selected, as a collaborative duty, to develop training curricula and instruct law enforcement, regulatory, and industry professionals worldwide (within the U.S. and over 30 countries). Covered such topics as: the U.S. Legal System; Investigation of Fraud; Money Laundering; Terrorist Financing; Corporate Security; Cybercrimes; and Major Case Management. Assisted corporations with addressing regulations that included SOX, AML, FCPA, and the U.S. Patriot Act.

  • Designed curricula and instructional programs subsequently adopted by the FBI for noted training.
  • Provided 100s of presentations at domestic and international forums, frequently as a keynote speaker.
  • Improved intelligence collection requirements in host countries and augmented the intelligence base to address top-priority matters relating to international financial crimes, terrorism, and terrorist financing.
SOX Patriot Act Financial Crimes AML
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Supervisory Senior Resident Agent
Banking/Financial
Jan 2008 - Jan 2012

Promoted to oversee all aspects of White-Collar Crime, Money Laundering, and Public Corruption investigations within Fairfield County (world known hedge fund base), supervising team of 16 Special Agents and Forensic Accountants.

  • Achieved 400% increase in investigations and prosecutions, representing one of the FBI's most successful, by initiating and directing the Connecticut Mortgage Fraud Task Force comprised of federal/state agencies.
  • Initiated investigations and developed intelligence through monthly reviews of all Connecticut related Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) as a lead official on the multi-agency Connecticut SAR Working Group.
SAR Reports Hedge Funds AML
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Chief (Acting) / Supervisor
Banking/Financial
Jan 2006 - Jan 2008

In charge of the FBI Computer Intrusion Program consisting of 100s of investigations worldwide. Directed team of Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts, and contracted personnel. Led multi-agency and industry efforts to investigate cybercrimes and promoted international efforts to combat these crimes as the Department of Justice spokesperson to Council of Europe.

  • Introduced breakthrough protocol for cases from foreign jurisdictions that directly affected U.S. victims through Denial-of-Service attacks and additional schemes.
  • Spearheaded global initiative on botnet crime problem, as the U.S. Representative to the G8 High-Tech Crime Subgroup (G8 countries), that strengthened international efforts to combat computer-related crimes.
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Chief, Economic Crimes (FBI Headquarters
Banking/Financial
Jan 1999 - Jan 2005

Held full accountability for global management of multiple programs, including Corporate Fraud, Securities Fraud, InsuranceFraud, Mass Marketing Fraud, and the Financial Analysts. Directed team of 10+ Special Agents and analytical personnel.

  • Teamed with corporate industry professionals in establishing and improving internal controls to protect againstcorporate fraud, meeting SOX and AML regulatory requirements.
  • Conducted comprehensive research and prepared Congressional testimony that supported the need foruniform laws and regulations within the banking, securities, and insurance industries.
  • Created FBI Forensic Accountant Position, enabling the FBI to be competitive with private industry in recruitinghigher educated and higher paid specialists to assist in the successful investigation of complex financial crimes.
  • Reclassified various programs that created a more effective process for reporting to Congress..
  • Established and led a series of multi-agency Task Forces, with each generating 100s of convictions andmillions of dollars in seized assets: 10-Agency Corporate Fraud Task Force; International Prime Bank Fraud; International Mass Marketing Fraud; Life Insurance Fraud; Joint Caribbean White Collar Crime Investigation Team.
SOX Securities Regulatory Reporting Banking AML Financial Crimes
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Assistant Inspector / Supervisor of Terrorist Financing
Banking/Financial
Feb 2001 - Feb 2002

Evaluated FBI offices for compliance, in addition to assessing the productivity of investigators and executives. Selected to supervise the FBI’s 1st-ever Terrorist Financing Task Force (30 investigators) resulting from 9/11 terrorist attacks.

  • Led multi-agency task force that identified and analyzed the financial transactions of the 19 hijackers of “9/11” terrorist attacks, disclosing a pattern of activity of the terrorists and the identification of additional terrorists.
  • Successful management of Terrorist Financing Task Force was instrumental in the FBI creating the Terrorist Financing Operations Section, comprised of hundreds of investigators and analysts who identify and successfully investigate the financial transactions of subjects involved in terrorist related activities.
Terroris Financing Compliance
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Special Agent
Banking/Financial
Jan 1987 - Jan 1999

Successfully conducted hundreds of investigations relating to subjects being convicted of Money Laundering, Bank Fraud, Corporate/Securities Fraud, Cybercrimes, FCPA, Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud, and millions of dollars in asset forfeitures.

  • Recognized as an expert witness relating to investigations of money laundering and complex financial crimes, having successfully testified in trials and court proceedings.
  • Initiated and led multi-agency Task Forces and Working Groups, to establish collaborative efforts to develop and enhance protocols to prevent, detect, and investigate fraudulent and money laundering schemes.
Securities Financial Crimes AML
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Education
Master's in Economic Crimes Management
UTICA COLLEGE
Bachelor's in Business Administration & Accounting
MERCYHURST COLLEGE
Certifications
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
Skills
AML
2021
25
Financial Crimes
2021
25
SOX
2012
22
Securities
2017
18
Patriot Act
2017
16
Regulatory Reporting
2017
20
SAR Reports
2017
20
Banking
2005
6
Compliance
2017
5
Hedge Funds
2012
4
Accounting
2021
15
Project Management
2017
25
Terroris Financing
2021
10
CPA
2006
1
Change Management
2016
20
Forensic Accounting
2021
20
IFRS
2017
10
Crimes Investigator
2014
5
Regulatory Enforcement
2017
5
Auditing
0
1
Cyber Security
0
1
Mitigation
0
1
Risk Management
0
1