Ross Marrazzo is Managing Partner of Treliant. He is also responsible for the firm’s Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC) practice area. As the leader of the GFCC practice, he drives the business development, client relationship management, strategic planning and initiatives. Ross has over 35 years of domestic and international experience in the design, oversight, and assessment of corporate and regulatory compliance, Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act, Economic Sanctions/Office of Foreign Assets Control, anti-fraud, and anti-bribery/corruption programs, along with operational risk management. He possesses a thorough knowledge of executive and operating functions and responsibilities within public companies and the financial services industry, including for corporate compliance, consumer and commercial banking, investment banking, insurance, and securities; and possesses a broad understanding of foreign regulatory expectations and culture.

Over his career Ross has held compliance and audit executive positions within a number of financial institutions, covering a wide range of geographical locations, including GE Capital; First Niagara Financial Group; The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation; Citigroup; and The Travelers. He has also worked in the securities industry on public and private offering compliance, and as an examiner at the New York State Securities Division.

He has extensive experience advising his clients in designing compliance programs and in remediating and testing controls to resolve regulatory issues, including working with U.S., state and foreign regulators., Ross’ U.S. government agency experience includes working with the DOJ, FRB, OCC, CFPB, SEC, FTC, and FINRA, along with state banking, securities, and insurance government agencies. He has led large teams on independent consultancies and monitorships for federal and state government agencies, involving U.S. and foreign institutions and their U.S. operations covering AML/BSA and Economic Sanctions/OFAC compliance and fraud issues encompassing multiple jurisdictions worldwide.

Ross is a graduate of St. John’s University and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Areas of Specialization

  • Anti-Bribery and Corruption
  • Anti-Money Laundering / Bank Secrecy Act
  • Compliance Audits
  • Compliance Programs
  • Conduct Risk
  • Corporate Governance
  • Due Diligence
  • Ethics Programs
  • Executive Leadership
  • FinTech Compliance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Independent Monitorships and Consultancies
  • Lookbacks
  • OFAC / Economic Sanctions
  • Operational Risk
  • Regulatory Exam / Management
  • Regulatory Relations
  • Remediation Plans / Implementation and Effectiveness Testing
  • Risk Assessments
  • Strategy / Strategic Planning
  • Third-Party Risk Mitigation
  • Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP) Readiness