Jennifer Ford Smith

Jennifer Ford-Smith (Co-Chair) is an Independent Financial Crime Consultant and has almost two decades’ experience in financial crime investigations, fraud analysis and anti-money laundering measures. Her experience has focused on residential mortgage fraud, enterprise fraud risk assessments and transnational transaction monitoring projects.

Jennifer has worked with Canada’s Big Banks and mid-size mortgage lenders performing financial crime investigations, managing bilingual compliance teams and leading transaction monitoring projects with more than 100 investigators across Canada.

Further, Jennifer has managed international fraud investigations involving everything from gold bullion to standard Canadian and US financial products, confidential corporate security investigations and extensive organized crime investigations involving the laundering of funds utilizing residential mortgages as a money laundering tool.

Recently, Jennifer started the FinCrime Investigator Youtube channel and, during the COVID pandemic, created a virtual FinCrime meeting space for professionals with global attendance.