Richard Lee is an Analyst at Treliant. He is an adept and experienced Bank Secrecy Act / Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) specialist with a passion for preventing financial crime. At Treliant, Richard brings his expertise in transaction monitoring and client due diligence to bear in helping financial institutions comply with regulatory requirements and prevent financial crime.

Richard began his career as an Assistant Investigator for the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General, where he honed his investigative skills. His commitment to service led him to Officer Candidate School with the US Marine Corps, but he had to leave due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he returned to the Massachusetts inspector general’s office.

Subsequently, he worked as an AML/KYC Associate at NorthOne, a small business banking fintech. At NorthOne, Richard investigated over 2,500 transaction monitoring flags and reviewed over 5,500 onboarding cases while achieving the highest overall quality assurance (QA) score in the Trust and Safety group. He co-led the Fraud & Unauthorized Use Transaction Monitoring program for all customers at NorthOne and was responsible for performing client due diligence, including screening related to Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions and politically exposed persons (PEP).

At Treliant, Richard collaborates with cross-functional teams, assisting clients in aligning with BSA/AML policies and procedures, most notably in the fintech sector. He has managed extensive datasets, conducting statistically significant transactional testing to uphold clients’ BSA/AML compliance standards. Additionally, Richard has authored many industry thought pieces, providing updates on sectoral trends and regulatory shifts for clients and the greater financial community.

Richard graduated with a BA from Boston College and holds a fintech specialist certificate from the Wharton School, a Certified Know Your Customer Associate (CKYCA) certification, a Certified AML FinTech Compliance Associate (CAFCA) certification, and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification. He is proficient in using tools such as Looker, LexisNexis, and PopSQL to monitor for fraud. Richard is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.