Who's Who?


Anikewich,Stephen​​
 

Stephen ​Anikewich​

Head of U.S. Compliance
Stephen Anikewich is Head of U.S. Compliance for NICE Actimize and responsible for business development of the institutional risk platform; he provides consulting support to help Actimize clients meet their compliance and business needs. He is an expert in the Capital Markets Compliance industry, with more than 30 years of compliance experience and a passion for the investment banking business. Prior to joining Actimize, Mr. Anikewich worked as an independent consultant for investment banks, law firms, enterprise risk management vendors and other financial institutions. He was previously a Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer with UBS Investment Bank.​

 

 

Barritt,Trevor​​
 

​Trevor ​​​Barritt

AML Principal
Trevor Barritt is a Subject Matter Expert within the NICE Actimize AML Line of Business. He ensures clients’ business and regulatory needs are met with Actimize’s suite of AML solutions. Mr. Barritt has 20 years experience as a Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting and Prevention Officer; he worked at the Financial Conduct Authority (the UK regulator) and in the compliance and AML departments of CIBC, ING, CSFB and Morgan Stanley. He has authored ICA Compliance textbooks and also lectured and acted as an examiner for ICA compliance and AML qualifications. Mr Barritt is a regular speaker at conferences and contributor to AML trade journals.​

 

 

Ben-Or,Pini​​
 

Pini B​en-Or

Fraud Risk Management Analytics and Operations
Pini Ben-Or has more than 20 years experience in financial risk management, consulting, analytics, and R&D, having worked with global financial institutions including Washington Mutual, Digitas, American Express, and now NICE Actimize. At American Express he was involved with the development and implementation of the first world-wide, transaction-based risk models, which have served as the baseline for today's dominant card fraud detection systems. Additionally, throughout his career, Mr. Ben-Or has led the development of large-scale, value-based operational and marketing optimization tools to help adapt operational research algorithms for optimizing risk controls; these tools have been increasingly used in the risk management field across financial institutions around the world. Mr. Ben-Or holds a Master's degree in Philosophy from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Science in Physics, Mathematics, and Philosophy from The Hebrew University.​​

 

 

Joram,Borenstein​​
 

Joram B​orenstein

VP Marketing & Partners
Joram Borenstein (CISSP, CISA) is Vice President, Marketing & VP Partners at NICE Actimize, and a recognized expert in financial crime, anti-fraud, payments protection, consumer identity protection, risk management, IT audit, and compliance. Mr. Borenstein has more than 15 years of experience in compliance and risk management, product marketing, corporate development, and business development from previous roles at RSA/EMC, Unicorn Solutions (acquired by IBM), and VCIX. He has instructed financial regulators from the FDIC, OCC, OTS, Federal Reserve, and NCUA and has spoken at dozens of industry events including Money 20/20, Cloud Security Alliance, NACHA Payments, Association for Finance Professionals, RSA, and others. His comments have appeared in The Economist Intelligence Unit, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Harvard Business Review, USA Today, and elsewhere. Mr. Borenstein is a member of the Federal Reserve System's Secure Payments Task Force and also a member of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors' Fintech Industry Advisory Panel. He holds CISSP and CISA certifications.

 

 

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Cromwell Fraser​

Vice President, Communications Compliance
Cromwell is the Director Product Management and Business Development for the Financial Markets Compliance line of business within NICE Systems, Cromwell has been working in the voice/data capture and recording industry for 16 years. He has a deep technical knowledge and understanding built over this period, during which time he has successfully designed and delivered compliance recording and analytics solutions. Cromwell has chosen to use this experience, to focus on trading solutions within the energy and capital market space. Today his primary efforts are to continuously reviewing the market needs to ensure the technologies being offered by NICE Systems, both now and in the future, truly fit customer requirements, bringing genuine benefit to these markets which are faced with constant regulation additions and changes.​
 

 

Mary An​​n,Miller​​
 

Mary An​​n Miller

Senior Director, Fraud Executive Advisor & Industry Relations 
Mary Ann Miller is a global authority on enterprise fraud and risk management. Leveraging more than 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge in decision analytics, operational excellence, and customer centricity, Ms. Miller consults with financial institutions worldwide to establish business and technology strategies pertinent to the cultural climate and individualized business needs. In her previous directorships and executive roles in fraud strategy at USAA, eBay/PayPal, and Lloyds Banking Group, Ms. Miller provided a strategic business perspective on establishing financial crime analytics across the enterprise. She has also guided cross-functional teams in complex fraud implementations designed to minimize criminal activities. Ms. Miller started her career in loss prevention, investigations, and operations in the retail and banking industries and has also held several leadership positions in global fraud consulting in the information technology and services industry.​​

 

 

Wes,Wilhelm​​
 

Wes Wilhelm

Lead Fraud Subject Matter Expert, Risk & Fraud Management
Wesley Wilhelm has over 30 years of experience in ban​king and consulting to the banking industry, with extensive knowledge of fraud management, payments, and retail banking technology and operations. Over the years, he has held numerous management positions in risk and fraud management, credit card issuing, debit card issuing and ATM driving, merchant acquiring, and branch and call center operations. Prior to joining NICE Actimize, Mr. Wilhelm was a senior analyst at Aite Group, LLC, and is a recognized fraud management thought leader for his pioneering research on the Fraud Management Lifecycle Theory. He is also a named inventor on two United States Patents in fraud management for fraud control processes. Mr. Wilhelm has been widely quoted by the press and has been a speaker at numerous industry/client events and conferences.​​​​

 

 

Micah,Willbrand​​​
 

Micah Willbrand

Global Head - Anti-Bribery & Corruption Solutions at NICE Actimize
Micah Willbrand is an expert in working with organizations to identify effective practices to mitigate bribery, corruption, money laundering and other financial crime risks. He has more than 14 years of experience in financial services, retail, gaming, and technology specific to global AML/CFT initiatives, and brings a wide range of experience to enable organizations to streamline customer onboarding and monitoring programs. Prior to joining Actimize, Mr. Willbrand was Global Director of Risk at Reed Elsevier- Accuity, where he also held the positions of Director of Risk & Payments, EMEA and Director, Financial Services Americas.​​​​​​​​​​​​
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David, T Ackerman​​​
 

David T. Ackerman

Subject Matter Expert, Communications Compliance Line of Business
David is a published author, attorney, and contract specialist with over 10 years of experience in the compliance field. As a recognized financial services compliance expert, David frequently shares his insights on national radio talk shows, including Bloomberg radio. He has participated in and chaired panel presentations at the ABA Business Law Annual Conference, conducted original empirical research on international contracting methods, and was a member of the New York State Bar Association’s delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He currently undertakes market research on MiFID II, communication compliance, emerging market economies, and trade reconstruction compliance. Current projects include educating investment professionals on MiFID II, Dodd-Frank, the DOL Fiduciary rule, and the evolution of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
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Richard, Mallish​​​
 

Richard Malish

General Counsel
Richard Malish is General Counsel at NICE Actimize. He has over 15 years of experience advising major financial institutions, broker dealers and corporates on regulatory, M&A, finance and technology matters. Mr. Malish previously worked at a premier interdealer broker and played a lead role in advising on the establishment of their Swap Execution Facility (SEF), an electronic derivatives trading platform established pursuant to Dodd-Frank Act. He also helped found the NY desk of Allen & Overy’s China practice and was the Chief Counsel, Greater China for Nielsen in Shanghai. Richard Malish’s research has been published in media such as the Financial Times and has been taught in several universities and business schools.
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