Keith has years of proven experience within a variety of financial institutions including tier 1 wholesale banks, investment banks, foreign bank branches, commercial banks, retail banks, broker-dealers, prepaid card providers and merchant acquirers with a focus on implementing, fine tuning and validating financial crime systems. His forte relates to transaction monitoring, customer due diligence, fraud and market abuse systems and his work included custom data analytics resulting in the identification of suspicious activity outside of the traditional surveillance models.
He has experience effectively working with and reporting to a diverse range of stakeholders and senior executives in compliance, technology, operations, audit and finance. He has managed global initiatives composed of cross-functional teams dispersed over the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC).
He is skilled at bridging the requirements of risk and compliance with technology which include the execution of strategic programs such as ongoing data validation and quality. Given his broad exposure and involvement in all phases of the project life cycle, domain expertise and data competencies he can evaluate progress holistically and identify insidious project risks by predicting the planned components interaction with the existing architecture.
He is well-versed on model risk management and has performed deep-dive assessments of banking institutions policies which resulted in enhancements to policies and model governance. With deep knowledge of Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) message types and correspondent banking he performed multiple risk assessments to ensure cross-border payment transparency aligns with both industry and internal policy guidelines.
He holds a MBA from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business