Washington, DC – November 1, 2022 – Treliant, an essential consulting partner to the global financial industry, has named John J. Arvanitis, a recognized leader in the field of anti-money laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC), Sanctions, and law enforcement, to the position of Senior Managing Director, Global Financial Crimes Compliance.
In this capacity, John will step in to lead one of the longest standing cornerstone business units at Treliant, with an emphasis on rapidly expanding the fraud, client onboarding, KYC, and managed services practice groups. John will also be a member of the executive leadership team, contributing to the overall strategy and operational direction of the company.
“John’s appointment underscores Treliant’s strategic commitment to providing effective, technology enabled and cost-efficient solutions in the field of financial crimes compliance at a time when the growing volume and sophistication of these crimes present considerable risk to our clients,” said Treliant CEO David Samuels. “John has over 25 years of global, hands on experience, and a unique perspective as a former DEA leader focused on disrupting money launderers, which he will bring to the role and will apply as he advises our clients on their financial crimes compliance needs.”
Prior to joining Treliant, John spent over 7 years as Managing Director in the Compliance Risk and Diligence practice of Kroll, advising financial institutions and global multinational clients on comprehensive risk-based approaches to address the full range of financial crimes compliance matters. In his previous 27-year career with the U.S. Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration, he held senior positions including Special Agent in Charge of the New England Field Division, Senior Executive Service Member, and Chief of the DEA’s Global Financial/Money Laundering Operations in Washington, DC. At the DEA, he developed and led numerous initiatives to stop transnational organized crime syndicates involved in money laundering and other finance-related activities.
“Treliant enjoys a stellar reputation and is a trusted provider of governance, risk, and compliance solutions to financial institutions globally. I see this as a unique opportunity to partner with an incredibly talented and seasoned team that is dedicated to delivering exceptional, technology enhanced solutions that help our clients combat financial crimes” said John. “I look forward to leading the business unit and working with the team to expand our services in order to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.”