K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance and cyber defense services firm, today announced that Michelle Goodsir has joined the firm’s New York office as a Managing Director in the firm’s global Regulatory Compliance practice. Ms. Goodsir brings decades of experience working with financial institutions and the U.S. government on fraud risk management and investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, corporate security, sanctions, and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) to the firm. She will report to Thomas Bock, Executive Managing Director and leader of the firm’s Regulatory Compliance practice.
Ms. Goodsir most recently served as Managing Director and Global Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption and Fraud for a European bank, where she was responsible for enterprise-wide anti-bribery and corruption (ABC), fraud risk management and investigations, and whistleblowing programs. She was also responsible for setting global ABC and fraud policy and control standards and she interacted with U.S. and European regulators. Prior to that, she was Head of Financial Crime Compliance for CIT Group, where she served as the firm’s board-approved BSA/AML Officer and managed the institution’s AML/Sanctions exams from U.S. regulators. She has also held numerous leadership positions in financial crime-related programs at Citi, including as Managing Director and Head of AML Cross Sector Operations. At the start of her career, she spent seven years as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where she worked on global money laundering issues.
“We are pleased to welcome Michelle to K2 Intelligence,” said Robert Brenner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer for the firm. “Her 25 years of experience in fraud risk management, corporate investigations and financial crime compliance along with her experience working with regulators will further ensure that K2 Intelligence’s Regulatory Compliance practice remains at the forefront of the industry.”
“Michelle has a veteran understanding of the complex compliance and security issues financial institutions face to investigate and mitigate fraud, bribery, and money laundering,” said Thomas Bock, Executive Managing Director and head of the firm’s Regulatory Compliance practice. “Her leadership and expertise will be an invaluable addition to our expanding Regulatory Compliance practice and its clients.”
K2 Intelligence’s regulatory, compliance, and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) professionals assist commercial and retail banks, investment banks, financial services firms and virtual currency exchanges across the world with regulatory compliance—helping them to meet the challenge of complying with financial crime prevention rules, including those promulgated by the USA PATRIOT Act, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Our areas of specialty include sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering compliance—encompassing enhanced Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence, periodic reviews, account remediation, historical transaction reviews, AML and sanctions risk assessment, independent testing and monitoring, model validation and AML and sanctions technology evaluation—along with fraud and anti-bribery/anti-corruption compliance.