Ryan Crosby (Communications Director) brings 15 years of experience related to the financial sector focusing on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) and other financial crime matters. He has worked in the U.S. Government, international financial institutions, and the private sector with a focus on AM/CFT compliance, enforcement and related analysis. Mr. Crosby is currently a section chief leading a team of analysts in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The team focuses on tactical level analytic reporting on terrorism and proliferation financing networks, primarily derived from Bank Secrecy Act reporting—Mr. Crosby has also led teams covering additional transnational threat actors within FinCEN’s Intelligence Division. He started his career at FinCEN as a liaison specialist where he has worked with foreign financial intelligence units (FIUs), central banks, and law enforcement entities to adopt Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and Egmont Group standards. That work focused on the creation and implementation of technical assistance programs highlighting improvements to legal and regulatory frameworks, tactical and strategic analysis, and information sharing with domestic and international partners.
Mr. Crosby also provided services to financial institutions as a consultant with Daylight Forensic & Advisory (acquired by Navigant Consulting). During his time as a consultant, he provided assistance to a U.S. based bank on file remediation and Suspicious Activity Report look backs. He also reviewed high-risk customers of the bank, such as money services businesses, to assess risk and prepare reports for compliance executives. Mr. Crosby started his professional experience with the World Bank Group serving as a Junior Professional Associate in the Financial Market Integrity Unit. He worked with senior staff to develop technical assistance programs, provide policymaking support for FATF and FATF-style regional bodies, and perform assessments of jurisdictions for compliance with FATF standards.
Mr. Crosby earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from James Madison University in 2005.