Brandon Lee is an associate managing director in K2 Intelligence’s Regulatory Compliance practice, based in New York. Brandon advises traditional and nontraditional financial services clients ranging from private, investment, and foreign banks, broker-dealers, and asset managers to an emerging class of FinTech companies that integrate crypto/blockchain, AI/machine learning, and digital identity solutions into their business model. He consults on financial crimes compliance matters, including Anti-Money Laundering (AML), economic trade sanctions (ETS), and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-bribery and corruption (ABAC) investigations in the United States and internationally.
Brandon also serves as a strategic advisor and angel investor to several early-stage venture-backed companies across the FinTech, RegTech, AI/machine learning, crypto/blockchain, and social biometrics and digital identity spectrum. In his role as an advisor, Brandon has assisted with developing AML and financial crimes domain strategy and compliance programs; navigating through institutional-grade due diligence and procurement processes; and providing access to smart capital and commercial channels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Before joining K2 Intelligence, Brandon worked in senior AML and financial crimes compliance roles at large-complex banking and nonbanking financial institutions and cumulatively has advised clients in the money services businesses (e.g., payments, remittances), retail and consumer banking, broker-dealers, insurance, futures commission merchants (FCM), energy markets (e.g., physical crude trading), trade finance, challenger banking, canna-banking, hedge funds, and cryptocurrency exchanges/wallets on developing risk-based financial crimes compliance programs.
Brandon earned a dual B.S. in finance and international business from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, and is fluent in Korean and English. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a certified Associate Professional Risk Manager (APRM).