Joe is the Founder of BitAML, a compliance advisory firm exclusively serving the bitcoin and digital currency market. BitAML clients include bitcoin ATM operators, exchanges, traders and trading platforms, crypto-cannabis solutions, altcoins, and ICO platforms.
Prior to launching BitAML, Joe was a founding member and architect of the BSA/AML program of a top 100 U.S.-based online financial institution. He also served as a project manager for a top 20 global bank, where he led several regulatory and AML audit remediation projects, and consulted on the enhancement of existing documentation and record retention procedures. Before entering the field of BSA/AML, Joe held leadership positions within various risk management disciplines, including vendor due diligence, fraud prevention, and corporate investigations.
He is a frequent guest speaker at both bitcoin and compliance industry events, and regularly consults with regulators and policymakers, as well as traditional retail and investment bankers on both digital currency technology and customer onboarding. Joe enjoys volunteering his time and talents with the non-profit, student-led Blockchain Education Network, and serving as an advisor to the Illinois Blockchain Initiative.
Joe is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Anti-Money Laundering Certified Associate (AMLCA). He is a graduate of Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice.