Darcy Allen has over 25 years of financial crimes compliance experience spanning government, consulting, banking, and retail. Darcy started his career with the Canadian government, working within the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), which included leading a national team of customs intelligence and investigations officers working as part of the Integrated Proceeds of Crime (IPOC) joint force operation with several government organizations, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). In this role, he participated in the creation and implementation of the Canadian government’s Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act. This act established the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC) as well as the cross-border reporting of currency, for which he was instrumental in securing funding for the currency detector dog (K-9) program.
Darcy has also worked as an AML compliance officer within FINTRAC, Capital One, and Citibank, as well as a senior advisor with the New York office of Promontory Financial Group. He most recently led a global team at Walmart responsible for overseeing the anti-money laundering and financial services compliance program.
Darcy has spoken at conferences in both Canada and the U.S. on consumer fraud, risk assessment, and know your customer practices. He holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Winnipeg.