Melissa Scholz, a Manager with Treliant, is an analytical and knowledgeable financial crimes compliance professional. Melissa has 8+ years of experience in global financial investigations, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), as well as correspondent banking, retail banking, and investment bank trading at global investment and commercial banks.
Prior to joining Treliant, Melissa was an AML Global FIU Compliance Assistant Vice President at State Street, where she provided specialist advice, guidance, and direction to team members on securities, broker-dealer money laundering, market abuse, and other crime-related issues. She also worked as an AML Compliance Analyst and Americas AFC Quality Assurance Transaction Monitoring and Sanctions & Embargoes Associate at Deutsche Bank. In these roles, she analyzed complex global correspondent banking cases flagged for anomalous activity. During her time on the Quality Assurance team, Melissa implemented a new Global QA Framework and provided training to Regional and Global AFC Testing and QA Teams including the Asia-Pacific and Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions. She also monitored and analyzed the output of OFAC sanctions watchlist screening and tested the design and operational effectiveness process and reporting of sections 314a and 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act. At Amscot Financial, Melissa created and maintained the largest income branch in the district by increasing revenue growth while reducing costs. She also trained her team on KYC and AML processes.
Melissa earned her BS in Business Management from the University of Central Florida. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Virtual Currency and Blockchain Expert.