Featurespace adds AML expert to US team

Source: Featurespace

Featurespace, the leading provider of Enterprise Crime Prevention software, has added Todd Raque as its leading anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crimes expert in the Americas.

Raque brings nearly three decades of industry knowledge in financial crime and compliance to Featurespace, where he will enhance the development and delivery of the ARIC™ Risk Hub. His AML, financial crime and law enforcement experience includes assisting U.S. and global financial institutions with transformation initiatives within AML operations and governance programs, as well as effectively advising executive leadership on risk management, compliance and operations strategies within large national and international banks.

In his role, Todd will influence product innovation, sales and delivery across the Americas, helping build on Featurespace’s positive momentum acting as the voice of the customer within the business. Todd will report directly to Sean Neary, Senior Product Officer at Featurespace, while also supporting the company's head of Financial Crime, Araliya Sammé.

Dave Excell, founder of Featurespace, said "Todd's experience, understanding of AML technology and global trends, combined with his desire to innovate how machine learning models can make enterprise financial crime more effective, efficient and explainable, make him an invaluable addition to our team."

Prior to Featurespace, Raque was a Senior Manager within AML Consulting at Deloitte, where he helped clients develop and implement sustainable compliance programs that met regulatory requirements. He also provided advisory services in matters regarding AML compliance, the Bank Secrecy Act and Economic Sanctions.

His experience also includes enhancing, implementing and leading key aspects of AML and sanctions programs, and he was also involved in program assessments, policy development, strategic program initiatives, issue remediation efforts, Know Your Customer (KYC) and customer risk rating methodologies, and the development of model risk management and suspicious activity monitoring programs. Raque previously served as SVP, Head of AML Governance and Strategy and Deputy BSA Officer at Citizens Financial Group, and a Manager within Risk Consulting for AML Compliance at Crowe. 

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