Christian Townsend

Christian Townsend (Treasurer) currently manages the BSA/AML Program at Mercari, a licensed non face to face Marketplace. Christian has over 18 years’ experience in BSA/AML, FIU management and compliance across multiple financial services sectors. Prior to Mercari, Christian was with Western Union Financial Services where he was senior manager of AML compliance, global product compliance and head of digital product compliance. Helping the company extend its digital footprint to 40+ countries. Prior to that, Christian was with JPMorgan Chase as part of their Financial Intelligence Unit (“FIU”), which drove AML risk mitigation through firm-wide investigations and projects with strategic impacts. His work included enhancements of human trafficking typologies in addition to spearheading multiple initiatives to identify Drug Trafficking Organization (“DTOs”) financial flows.