Frank Meister is an Engagement Director with Treliant, with over 20 years in banking operations and compliance. For the past 13 years, he has worked on the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) and Sanctions Programs of large and mid-sized banks, building strong programs to withstand robust regulatory examinations. Frank’s broad and diversified experience helps him deliver the right size solution to financial institutions.
At Treliant, Frank has provided expertise and leadership in a variety of roles such as developing compliance programs, leading independent assessments, providing audit and audit advisory services, delivering model validation assistance, and tuning transaction monitoring systems. Frank has worked with an array of financial institution types including large multinational financial institutions, mid-sized domestic financial institutions, cryptocurrency trading organizations, and financial technology (FinTech) companies.
As a former practitioner, Frank was a Senior Vice President with Huntington Bank, where he oversaw special projects and initiatives for its BSA/AML Program such as Know Your Customer (KYC) remediation and RegTech upgrades. Before Huntington acquired FirstMerit Bank, Frank was FirstMerit’s BSA/AML Officer. At FirstMerit, he oversaw all aspects of the BSA/AML and Sanctions Program, gaining extensive experience with BSA/AML and Sanctions risk assessments, RegTech implementations, model development and tuning, program remediation, program mergers and acquisitions, product and service risk mitigation design and implementation, staff development and training, regulatory exam management, and operational streamlining.
Frank received a BS from Purdue University in Materials Science and Engineering and received his MBA from Ashland University. He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and is a member of the Northern Ohio ACAMS chapter. While he was a co-chair of the chapter, it was named 2017 ACAMS Chapter of the Year.
Areas of Specialization
- Anti-Money Laundering / Bank Secrecy Act
- Due Diligence
- Independent Monitorships and Consultancies
- Project Management
- Remediation Plans / Implementation and Effectiveness Testing
- Risk Assessments