John Arvanitis serves as Senior Managing Director, Financial Crimes and Fraud Solutions at Treliant. John advises clients globally on anti-money laundering matters, bringing impactful and valuable insight to their regulatory challenges via his extensive international and domestic investigative experience. He has significant experience across a broad range of compliance related programs to include know your customer, and sanctions AML processes, policy, and program formulation.
Prior to joining Treliant, John oversaw Kroll’s Financial Crimes Consulting and Risk unit leading teams experienced in analyzing and investigating transaction monitoring alerts, detecting suspicious activity, and identifying money laundering typologies, particularly for high-risk rated customers. This group also focused on developing and assessing AML policies and procedures, determining legal entity beneficial ownership, as well as conducting effective sanction screening as it relates to verifying customers.
Before joining Kroll, John had a distinguished 27 year career with the U.S. Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where he served as a Senior Executive Service (SES) member leading numerous global initiatives focused on disrupting and dismantling transnational organized crime syndicates, with an emphasis on their money laundering and other illicit activities.
In this role John served as DEA’s Chief of Global Financial Investigations, with responsibility for directing, overseeing, and augmenting the organization’s global strategies and objectives as they related to criminal investigations around the world. Additionally, in this capacity, he represented DEA to OFAC, FinCEN, and FATF as it relates to providing strategic insight relating to regulatory and enforcement activity, as well as policy development.