Matt Coates (Communications Director) here! Soon to be based back in the Phoenix area after a stint in Tucson. I am excited to join the ACFCS Phoenix Chapter board and looking forward to helping grow this community! A little about myself: I have been in the anti-financial-crimes space for the last 7 years. Starting out in insurance fraud investigations & AML compliance reporting in the US and globally to now building out global compliance programs. The majority of this time has been spent working for firms such as PayPal, Intuit, and now Etsy. I currently lead Etsy’s compliance efforts to build out their CDD, EDD, & AML functions within the EU and US. I have obtained my CAMS certification and am currently studying for the CFCS certification.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family (4 kiddos) getting outdoors hiking, fishing, camping and exploring US National Parks. Huge Star Wars & Marvel fan and you often find me watching a Liverpool game on the weekends or reading/listening to a book when a quiet moment is found.