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Meet Our Leadership Team

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader" — John Quincy Adams

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Frank Ewing

Chief Executive Officer

AML RightSource is led by our CEO, Frank Ewing. Frank is a thought leader and innovator in the global anti-financial crimes and regulatory management space and is always focused on providing the best service and experience for our clients. Frank has overseen the company’s rapid growth to the largest financial crime managed services organization, our acquisition of several compliance technology providers, and our global expansion.

Tracy Mortenson

Tracy Mortenson

President

Tracy Mortenson joined AML RightSource to help drive the innovation necessary to fuel the continuing exponential growth of the company. Her emphasis on customer focus and building a culture of sustained success serves as a north star as the organization expands across the globe. With over twenty-five years of experience working with global information and technology companies, she is a catalyst for organizational growth and value creation. Tracy has a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and a BS in Accounting from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.

Executive Leadership Team

Jeffrey Hehr

Jeffrey Hehr

Executive Vice President – Chief Commercial Officer

Jeff leads our global client-facing activities to retain and expand client relationships, integration of marketing and sales activities, and client success. His background as a CPA and his extensive experience in professional services, and managing and leading teams give him key insights into what customers need and how to deliver it to them. He has a BBA in accounting from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Accounting from Ohio State University. 

Arun Banerjee

Arun Banerjee

Executive Vice President – Chief Revenue Officer

Arun has worked in the financial crime prevention space for more than 20 years in various roles, including COO, CRO, and CEO, and led the growth and acquisition strategies for several leading governance, risk, and compliance businesses. He leads our sales activity with our global and strategic clients. Arun has a bachelor's degree in History from Vassar College and a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

Brad Breslin

Brad Breslin

Executive Vice President – Chief Delivery Officer

Brad has more than a decade of experience in global P&L ownership and has overseen strategy, growth, business development, operations, finance, legal, and human resources across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. He leads all customer-facing, people-related delivery around the globe. Brad has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Scranton and a law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

David McLaughlin

David McLaughlin

Executive Vice President – Technology Sales

David joined AML RightSource in August 2021 following the acquisition of Quantaverse, which he founded in 2014. As the leader of Technology Sales, David leads a cross-functional team focused on tech-enabling current managed service clients. His background in FinTech gives him an inside perspective on the technological and practical requirements of implementing financial crime solutions. He graduated from West Virginia University and received a master’s degree from Webster University. David also served as a combat pilot in the US Navy.

Alexandra Lugo

Alexandra Lugo

General Counsel

Alexandra oversees our legal affairs and advises executive leadership on all aspects of corporate governance, compliance, and risk management. She has extensive experience advising company leadership, human resources teams, and board members on liability risks arising under federal, state, and local labor and employment law. Alexandra received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University at Buffalo School of Law.

Cory Skinner

Cory Skinner

Executive Vice President – Chief Operation Officer

Cory has a lengthy background in professional services, focused on operations, reporting, compliance, finance, and risk. He is an expert at implementing and managing large outsourcing operations and streamlining processes and procedures. Cory’s Global Operations team serves as the foundation for our current business and the expansion of our efforts around the globe. He has a bachelor’s degree in Public Management from Cleveland State University and a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Akron.

Kevin Kerl

Kevin Kerl

Executive Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer

Kevin is an accomplished executive with a wide range of career experiences ranging from operations leadership roles at a global manufacturer to partnering in multiple high-growth startups. He and his team oversee our global support functions, including IT, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Business Intelligence, and Corporate Development. Kevin earned both his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and his MBA from the University of Buffalo.

Todd Ayers

Todd Ayers

Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer

Todd has a notable scope of experience in the corporate accounting and finance functions of publicly traded and large privately held businesses. He leads a global team that supports operations, pricing, delivery, human capital, and other key areas of the business. Todd has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University and is a licensed CPA.

Phil McLaughlin

Phil McLaughlin

Executive Vice President – Chief Technology Officer

Phil leads our technology and product organization, which develops and maintains our best-in-class products and supports their deployment by our customers. He is a seasoned IT leader with more than 30 years of experience in the design, development, deployment, and operations of sophisticated software applications, largely in the financial services sector. Phil graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

John Byrnes

John J. Byrne

Chairman of the AML RightSource Advisory Board

John is an internationally known attorney with wide-ranging experience in banking and financial crime prevention. He has deep expertise in all aspects of regulatory management, AML, CTF and sanction issues and has served in leadership positions at trade associations, financial services industry groups, and government working groups. He has received a number of awards, including the Director's Medal for Exceptional Service from the US Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Sales and Commercial Team

Jeff Hehr

Jeff Hehr

Executive Vice President – Chief Commercial Officer

Jeff leads our global client-facing activities to retain and expand client relationships, integration of marketing and sales activities, and client success. His background as a CPA and his extensive experience in professional services, and managing and leading teams give him key insights into what customers need and how to deliver it to them. He has a BBA in accounting from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Accounting from Ohio State University. 

David McLaughlin

David McLaughlin

Executive Vice President – Technology Sales

David joined AML RightSource in August 2021 following the acquisition of Quantaverse, which he founded in 2014. As the leader of Technology Sales, David leads a cross-functional team focused on tech-enabling current managed service clients. His background in FinTech gives him an inside perspective on the technological and practical requirements of implementing financial crime solutions. He graduated from West Virginia University and received a master’s degree from Webster University. David also served as a combat pilot in the US Navy.

Arun Banerjee

Arun Banerjee

Executive Vice President – Chief Revenue Officer

Arun has worked in the financial crime prevention space for more than 20 years in various roles, including COO, CRO, and CEO, and led the growth and acquisition strategies for several leading governance, risk, and compliance businesses. He leads our sales activity with our global and strategic clients. Arun has a bachelor's degree in History from Vassar College and a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

Matt Michaud

Matt Michaud

Senior Vice President – Global Technology Solutions and Customer Management

Matt leads the Global Technology Solutions and Customer Management team, which helps clients in transforming their financial crimes and compliance programs through better use of technology and analytics. He currently focuses on enabling financial institutions to significantly streamline their operations, better identify and manage risk, and develop more sustainable programs. Matt has over 20 years of experience in financial services, a bachelor's degree from Boston College, and an MBA from Duke University.

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Vesna McCreery

Senior Vice President - EMEA & APAC Sales

Vesna has over 20 years of experience in designing financial crime prevention programs, contributing to industry guidance, and implementing practical controls in financial institutions. She has served as the Group Head of Financial Crime at several global financial services institutions and worked with C-Suite, Boards, and regulatory and enforcement authorities. Her active participation in the regulatory technology space allows her to bring cutting-edge insights to our clients.

Alexandra Even

Alexandra Even

Director – Sales Administration

Alex is an independent resource to clients, advocating on their behalf and driving solutions that empower us to better serve our clients. She leads a team that partners with clients throughout the sales, onboarding, and operations phases of engagements. Alex has experience in the areas of marketing, business development, and talent acquisition. She has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business from Kent State University.

Delivery Team

Brad Breslin

Brad Breslin

Executive Vice President – Chief Delivery Officer

Brad has more than a decade of experience in global P&L ownership and has overseen strategy, growth, business development, operations, finance, legal, and human resources across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. He leads all customer-facing, people-related delivery around the globe. Brad has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Scranton and a law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

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Chuck Taylor

Executive Vice President – Financial Crimes Advisory

Chuck has more than 20 years of experience as an anti-money laundering compliance practitioner and consultant. A recognized expert in BSA. AML and sanctions compliance, he brings real-world experience to his interactions with clients. Chuck and the FCA team partner with our Managed Services teams to provide integrated advisory and services solutions. He has a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a law degree from Santa Barbara College of Law. Chuck holds CAMS and CAFP certifications and was recognized in 2014 as the ACAMS Professional of the Year.

Judith Barendse

Judith Barendse

Senior Vice President – Managed Services US

Judith is a seasoned expert with more than 20 years of experience in all facets of financial crime prevention. In her role, she leads customer-facing, people-related delivery in the US and continually interacts with clients to ensure we deliver best-in-class outcomes for them. She has an MBA from New York University and a master’s degree in Chinese Language and Cultures from Leiden University in the Netherlands.

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Janice Mensah

Senior Vice President – Managed Services Canada

Janice has more than 15 years of financial crime prevention experience. She has a deep understanding and working knowledge of the management and oversight of global AML and CTF programs and the operations and effectiveness of the systems and controls needed for successful financial crime mitigation. From an industry perspective, Janice provides key leadership to our North American Managed Services team. She has a BS degree in Accounting and Management from Luther College and an MBA from King Graduate School of Business.

Ferko Spits

Ferko Spits

Senior Vice President – Managed Services EMEA

Ferko drives our European delivery operations, including our centers in Poland, Bulgaria, and Germany and a rapidly growing presence in India. He has over 20 years of consulting and operations experience in risk and compliance, including regulatory remediation programs, transaction monitoring, KYC and more general compliance operations.

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Jonathan McIsaac

Vice President - Financial Crimes Advisory

Jonathan specializes in developing, managing, and implementing BSA/AML and OFAC risk assessments, model validations, system tuning and calibrations, data validations, and lookback reviews. He has tackled projects across multiple financial institutions, the U.S. branches / agencies of foreign banks, and money services businesses. A certified anti-money laundering specialist, As VP he manages extensive data and risk analysis, and provides project support in the areas of data management, extraction, normalization, database construction, risk rule generation, and reporting.

Finance Team

Todd Ayers

Todd Ayers

Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer

Todd has a notable scope of experience in the corporate accounting and finance functions of publicly traded and large privately held businesses. He leads a global team that supports operations, pricing, delivery, human capital, and other key areas of the business. Todd has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University and is a licensed CPA.

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Phil Wrigglesworth

Senior Vice President – Strategic Financial Operations

Phil has a deep background and more than 10 years of experience using internal intelligence to scale operations and commercial functions in start-up companies. In his current role, he is transforming data into actionable performance indicators to tie our strategy and tactics to measurable results. Phil has a law degree from Nottingham Law School.

Jordan Carnevale

Jordan Carnevale

Vice President – Finance Americas

Jordan brings wide-ranging experience across the corporate finance functions of publicly traded and private equity-sponsored businesses, primarily in the manufacturing and service industries. He is responsible for oversight of our global finance operations. Jordan started his career in public accounting following his graduation from Miami University in Ohio and is a licensed CPA.

Kimberley-Stehlar

Kimberly Stehlar

Corporate Controller

Kimberly drives the accounting and compliance workflows of our global service operations and corporate functions. She has over 15 years of progressive leadership and management experience in corporate accounting, financial reporting, and finance. Kimberly has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University at Buffalo and is a licensed CPA.

Don Chau

Don Chau

Director – Finance APAC

Don joined AML RightSource in July 2021 following the acquisition of Blue Umbrella, where he was the finance director. He has over 15 years of experience working with companies in Asia in accounting, auditing, and finance. Don has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and has been a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 2012.

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John Moore

Director – Finance EMEA

John oversees financial operations in EMEA for the company. He has more than 20 years of experience in international accounting and controlling in a variety of industries. John has bachelor’s degrees from Ohio State University and the University of Maryland.

Nitin-Bansal

Nitin Bansal

Director – Finance India

Nitin oversees financial operations in India, with responsibility for accounting, taxes, reporting, and compliance. He has over 13 years of experience in auditing and financial operations. Nitin is a chartered accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Operations Team

Cory Skinner

Cory Skinner

Executive Vice President – Chief Operation Officer

Cory has a lengthy background in professional services, focused on operations, reporting, compliance, finance, and risk. He is an expert at implementing and managing large outsourcing operations and streamlining processes and procedures. Cory’s Global Operations team serves as the foundation for our current business and the expansion of our efforts around the globe. He has a bachelor’s degree in Public Management from Cleveland State University and a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Akron.

Gerry Klein

Gerry Klein

Senior Vice President – Global Operations

Gerry has expansive experience in professional services operations. He has expertise in risk management, streamlining processes, improving efficiencies, and managing teams. Gerry leads a team dedicated to projecting and supporting the resource needs of our customer-facing people-related delivery solutions. He has his undergraduate degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Taxation from Northern Illinois University.

Dian Stoianov

Dian Stoianov

Senior Vice President – Global Operations

Dian has decades of global experience in EMEA, America, and Asia Pacific operations, growth, compliance, business development, and human resources. He has experience working with a multi-government environment, managing teams across Europe, Great Britain, and APAC. Dian has led various teams covering operational processing, customer service, procurement, outsourcing, and real estate services. Dian is a member of the Chartered Management Institute in Great Britain.

Isabel Yeung

Isabel Yeung

Senior Vice President – Technology Operations

Isabel has over 15 years of experience in the risk and compliance space, including managing enhanced due diligence and third-party risk management programs, implementing RegTech products, and building operations in Asia and North America. She leads our work with clients who have adopted our market-leading due diligence research and structured service delivery to suit their requirements. Isabel received a degree in Government and Public Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Chris Binkley

Chris Binkley

Vice President – Global Operations

Chris has over 20 years of experience in professional services focusing on client service, strategic planning, risk assessment and mitigation, process improvement, operations, reporting, and building and managing cross-border teams. He earned both his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and his Master in Business Taxation degrees from the University of Southern California.

Lindy Falvey

Lindy Falvey

Vice President – Global Operations

Lindy has an extensive background in financial crime prevention and developing operations and training programs. She leads the team responsible for our industry-leading internal training. Lindy has a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology from the University of Rochester and a law degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

Brandon Mesanovic

Brandon Mesanovic

Senior Director – Corporate Development & PMO

Brandon serves as Senior Director of Corporate Development for AML RightSource. His responsibilities are centered on the growth and advancement of the corporate development function across the organization. With extensive experience in strategy, innovation, and transformation, Brandon provides leadership around large-scale engagements supporting long-term global growth initiatives. He received a BS in Accounting Information Systems from Canisius College and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Product & Technology Team

Phil McLaughlin

Phil McLaughlin

Executive Vice President – Chief Technology Officer

Phil leads our technology and product organization, which develops and maintains our best-in-class products and supports their deployment by our customers. He is a seasoned IT leader with more than 30 years of experience in the design, development, deployment, and operations of sophisticated software applications, largely in the financial services sector. Phil graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Ben Hall

Ben Hall

Vice President – Engineering

Ben has a broad background from physics to accounting to software engineering. His software engineering experience ranges from innovating in small disruptive technology start-ups to driving digital transformation at large banks. Ben and his engineering teams are developing our suite of AML and KYC compliance SaaS products. He has a BSc (Hons) in Physics with Philosophy from The University of Manchester.

Ramesh Bhagasra

Ramesh Bhagasra

Vice President – Engineering

Ramesh has extensive experience developing and managing web-based applications. Ramesh was previously the Group Platform Manager at Verify Screening Solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Application from the Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Julius Moeller

Julius Moeller

Director of Product – Financial Crime Compliance

Julius has a breadth of knowledge in financial crime compliance paired with a deep technical understanding of its challenges and solutions. He and his team build innovative software that helps financial service providers fight financial crime cost-effectively and meet their compliance obligations. Julius completed his bachelor's degree in International Business Administration at the University of Vienna.

Mariem Attia

Mariem Attia

Director of Product – Third-Party Compliance

Mariem leads third-party compliance strategic development and AML RightSource's data relationships. Based in Vancouver, she works with our clients globally to improve their third-party compliance and to provide them with key analytics for informed decision-making. Mariem holds a master’s degree from the University of IAE Lyon and has worked in multiple roles from research analyst to product development and business development in the early days of our third-party risk and compliance platform, Status.

HR & Administration Team

Kevin Kerl

Kevin Kerl

Executive Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer

Kevin is an accomplished executive with a wide range of career experiences ranging from operations leadership roles at a global manufacturer to partnering in multiple high-growth startups. He and his team oversee our global support functions, including IT, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Business Intelligence, and Corporate Development. Kevin earned both his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and his MBA from the University of Buffalo.

Mark Horwood-James

Mark Horwood-James

Senior Vice President – Global Marketing

Mark leads our brand and growth marketing activities. He has over 15 years of experience in marketing and technology with a broad background in managing marketing teams and the strategic marketing growth of global businesses. Horwood-James joined AML RightSource in the Fall of 2021 from Appellon, where he served as both Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Technology Officer.

Aly Finkle

Aly Finkle

Vice President – Global Talent Acquisition

Aly brings significant experience in professional services building high-performing client delivery and talent acquisition teams. Her experience extends across multiple industries with a consistent focus on recruiting, onboarding, retention, and project leadership at the intersection of account management and the development of internal processes. A graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, Aly was a two-time All American and member of the three-time Division I Women's Lacrosse National Championship team.

Malati Thomas

Malati Thomas

Vice President – Global HR Operations

Malati has over 16 years of experience in both the financial services and food manufacturing industries. She has a passion for understanding people, processes, and technology and leveraging these to align human resource strategy with business objectives. Malati leads the HR Operations team responsible for supporting our team members around the globe from the moment they join the company. She has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University at Buffalo and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Competitive and Organizational Strategy from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester.

Jessie Osbourne

Jessie Osborne

Vice President – Global Learning & Development

Jessie has over 15 years of experience in corporate learning and organizational development. She has developed innovative learning cultures, career pathing programs, and customized leadership models that drive growth and performance. Jessie has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Brenau University in Atlanta, GA. She also has a professional certification from Cornell University in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is a certified DISC, Emotional Intelligence and Driving Forces trainer, and coach with TTI Success Insights.

William Murray

Bill Murray

Vice President – IT/Security

With a vast breadth of experience, Bill has held multiple CISO and IT leadership positions in various industries, including mining, advertising, and financial services. He leads our global information technology infrastructure and cybersecurity efforts. Bill has a BS in Computer Information Science from Cleveland State University and attended the FBI Citizens Academy. He has been a certified information systems security professional since 2002.