Christine is a Managing Director within Protiviti's Risk & Compliance practice focused on regulatory matters for Financial Services Institutions. Christine has a subject matter expertise in Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions compliance. Christine has performed extensive work with top tier global financial institutions to address regulatory enforcement actions and improve AML and sanctions operations. Previously, Christine spent time as Head of Operations at a technology consultancy and trading analysts at an institutional asset manager with more than $500B in AUM.
BSA/AML Compliance Program Advisory and Remediation: Christine assisted a global corporate investment banking company with its AML remediation efforts to meet BSA/AML and OFAC regulatory requirements and industry best practices. The scope of her work included designing, developing and executing the institution’s business line and enterprise-wide BSA/AML and OFAC Risk Assessment. Additionally, as part of the comprehensive risk assessment process, Christine assisted in the development of geography and product risk rating methodologies, development and deployment of BSA/AML control questionnaires, development of expected versus actual analysis, and development of the institution’s US BSA/AML and OFAC Policy and revised governance structure.
BSA/AML and OFAC Audit and Validation: Most recently, Christine was engaged by a top 5 global credit card company to review and assess the design and effectiveness of its BSA/AML and OFAC audit program, perform Consent Order validation and validate Risk Assessment reviews. Christine has managed a full scope Section 352 audits to ensure compliance with all applicable requirements for a financial services company, and its two subsidiaries offering banking, payment solutions, asset servicing and institutional investment management. Further, Christine was engaged by two top 5 global financial institutions to assist both the second and third lines of defense validate AML related consent order requirements.
Global OFAC Assessment and Design: Christine assisted a global bank with its Written Agreement requirements and worked closely with its executives by developing and managing a detailed end-to-end action plan. Within the action plan, Christine managed and executed an independent assessment of the institution’s global OFAC processes and systems. This assessment included a review of existing policies, procedures, and seven sanction screening systems and performance of threshold testing. Post assessment, Christine was re-engaged to develop and execute the remediation action plan related to watchlist selection across various global jurisdictions, working directly with vendors to enhance sanction screening system settings, developing and instituting white-list management practices, managing new system implementations and documenting policies and procedures.
Payments and FinTech Advisory: Many of Christine’s clients include large payments companies and FinTechs. She has spent significant time working with these companies and has a strong understanding of their unique business models, risks and compliance objectives.
Areas of Expertise
- Anti-Money Laundering
- Sanctions Compliance
- Risk Management
- Internal Audit
- Financial Services
- BSBA, Washington University in St. Louis
- MA, Washington University in St. Louis
- Institution of Internal Auditors
- Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)