Ms. Michelle N. Martin
Ms. Michelle Martin is Chairman & CEO, ComplianceAid, AMLFC Institute & theList.pro. She possesses twenty-eight years of experience in banking, insurance, regulatory compliance, public and private accounting. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Prevention Professional (CAMLFC) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS). Founder of the Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Institute (AMLFC Institute) in addition to founding co-chair of the ACAMS South Florida Chapter. She is also an Accredited Claims Adjuster.
During the last few years; Ms. Martin was invited speaker at 65 Conferences in 57 countries where 37,000+ Financial Industry executives were educated on Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT), Counter Financing of Proliferation (CFP), Financial Crimes Prevention (FCP), Corporate Governance, Ethics, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)/Common Reporting Standard (CRS), De- Risking, Correspondent Banking Relationships (CBR), FinTech, Cryptocurrency, Central Bank Digital Currency, Data Privacy, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),CCPA & Cybersecurity topics. She dispensed Annual BSA/AML/OFAC/CTF/CFP Training to over 28,000 staff, management and board of 35 regional and local businesses. She educated, at 51 joint seminars with Government Entities and Professional Organization, 38,000 professionals including bankers, attorneys, accountants and compliance officers active in over 31 industries. Ms. Martin also trained over 1,500 Senior Public Officials, Members of Parliament and Ministers from the Caribbean. She developed and implemented 98 BSA/AML/OFAC/CTF Policies, Procedures and Risk Assessment Program for Financial Institutions active in multi-jurisdiction that led to uniform risk mitigating procedures design to detect, deter, prevent for compliance with laws and regulations of 21 countries. She also contributed with 87 mainstream media (TV, Radio, Newspaper, Magazine) to produce reports on Anti-Money Laundering issues directed toward the general public or business community. Ms. Martin instituted the customer risk rating system of a top U.S. Bank with customer base of 7.5 million and coordinated an enhanced due diligence (EDD) remediation project of all high-risk customers.
Her professional experience in the United States began in public accounting where KPMG, LLP recruited her as an Auditor. Two years after she joined Ernst & Young LLP. In 2004, she transitioned to the private sector as a Franchise Auditor within the Internal Audit department at Burger King Corporation. By mid-2005, Assurant, Inc. presented Ms. Martin with the opportunity to become an Internal Audit Manager. In 2007, she worked as an Assistant Vice President & AML/BSA Project Manager at Ocean Bank headquarter, Florida largest commercial bank. In 2008, Banco Do Brasil hired her as a Compliance/OFAC Officer where she was responsible for implementing a Compliance Program for their New York, Orlando and Miami Offices in addition to coordinating other regulatory efforts for the Bank. In 2011, Ms. Martin launched ComplianceAid a consulting business specialized in Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Terrorism Financing. A few months later, she also launched theList.pro an affordable database of international sanctions and Politically Exposed Persons from around the world.
Born in Antigua, Ms. Martin started her financial career in St. John’s with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). In 1996, Ms. Martin moved to Miami to pursue a higher education. She obtained a Bachelor in Accounting and a Master in Accounting Information Systems at Florida International University (2002).