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January Employee Spotlight: Mark Smalley


We are very excited to highlight a staff member each month from our team of superb employees.

AML RightSource January Employee Spotlight: meet Mark Smalley! Mr. Smalley is a Senior Manager in the AML RightSource Cleveland office with over 25 years of experience in financial institutions, financial services firms, and private law practice. Mark is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) as well as a licensed attorney within the state of Ohio and various federal courts.

His expertise spans across various AML/BSA areas including economic sanctions, Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC), commercial payments, international payments, trade finance, and Foreign Correspondent Banking (FCB). Within the financial institution, Mark has served as both the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Officer and International Trade Compliance Officer.

To support AML RightSource clients, Mark has completed and overseen audits, risk assessments, model validations, business continuity planning, third party risk management, new initiatives, policy/procedure development, system tuning/optimization, and KYC program development and implementation. Mark has direct regulatory involvement with reporting, examinations, and negotiations.

Mark enjoys spending time with his treeing walker coonhound Casey, travelling, CrossFit, and visiting the Cleveland area’s myriad of cultural and sporting venues. He is particularly most excited about the resurgence of the Cleveland Browns! He is interested in the ever-changing regulatory environment as financial institutions seek to conduct business on a more global scale.