Professional Bio

Kenneth P. Will
Kenneth P. Will

Ken Will, Director with Treliant, has over 14 years of experience working with financial institutions in roles primarily focused on Financial Crimes Compliance. He has substantial experience in building, implementing, and auditing the control environments of both domestic and global financial crimes compliance programs, specializing in the areas of surveillance/transaction monitoring, Know Your Customer/Customer Due Diligence (KYC/CDD), optimization and monitoring of threshold settings, assurance frameworks, risk and control analysis, risk assessment methodology, sanctions compliance, audit methodology, and suspicious activity investigation/reporting. He is well-versed in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulatory requirements, having worked extensively with regulatory and law enforcement agencies. Additionally, Ken is proficient in the assessment, remediation, and validation of internal and regulatory issues.

At Treliant, Ken has led multiple independent consultant/monitorship engagements, involving long-term remediation of AML and sanctions compliance programs at global banks. He has experience in managing full-scale audits of AML and sanctions, as well as participating in remediation efforts at small, regional, and global institutions.

Prior to joining Treliant, Ken served as Senior Vice President on the Global Financial Crimes Audit team at GE Capital, where he assisted in building a Global Financial Crimes Audit program and provided assurance to business units in North America, Europe, and Australia. Previously, he served as Assistant Vice President in the Surveillance and Investigations Unit and also the Financial Intelligence Unit at First Niagara Financial Group. There, he established several key areas of the Financial Crimes Compliance program, in addition to managing the Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) investigations committee.

Ken is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, where he studied Economics. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Lean (Six Sigma) Professional (CLP).

Areas of Specialization
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  • Anti-Bribery and Corruption
  • Anti-Money Laundering / Bank Secrecy Act
  • Compliance Programs
  • Independent Monitorships and Consultancies
  • Operational Risk
  • Regulatory Relations
  • Remediation Plans / Implementation and Effectiveness Testing
  • Third-Party Risk Mitigation