About Me

I am an academic turned practitioner driven by a passion to counter networks of financial crime and political violence using innovative technology and targeted data to build efficient enterprise level compliance strategies. I enjoy leading executives at organizations that embrace collaborative and matrixed teams.

Having worked closely with legal, political, technology, law enforcement, intelligence, RegTech, and financial industry stakeholders for over 18 years, I am a highly regarded communicator able to deliver actionable insights across disciplines and any audience level. I have deep experience in regulatory affairs strategy and engagement and corporate strategy.

And last, but certainly not least (and I hope obvious when you read this blog!) – leading expertise on the intersection of financial crime and data privacy and protection since 2008 – research and consulting on legal, operational, data (governance and management) and technology process application for enterprise data sharing and risk assessment and public-private partnerships.

A few highlights:

In 2013, I published Transatlantic Politics and the Transformation of the International Monetary System, an archival-driven account of the end of the Bretton Woods fixed rate monetary system from American, German, and French perspectives with a forward by Mr. Jacques de Larosière, former Director of the IMF.

In 2014, I was honored to become a Fulbright-Schuman Scholar to Malta and Belgium where I researched the politics, law, and practice of data flows for transatlantic CFT operations across policy-making, banking, and law enforcement groups.

In 2016, I published the first study of US-EU AML/CFT and DPP risks to multinational banking institutions with the support of the SWIFT Institute.

Since 2016 I have been a leader in the financial crime compliance RegTech space with LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Moody’s Analytics.

I continue to look for ways to bring practitioners and the academic world together and serve on the University of South Florida Muma College of Business FinTech Advisory Board and the Research Advisory Board to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Outside the office, I am a trail runner, artist and art historian, a gamer, and a Comic Con nerdMusic is a central part of my life with my talented bassist husband who works with the best production companies in the world as an audio technician.  We love travel, discovering new food and local artisans, and finding cocktail speakeasies in dark alleyways.  I credit my curiosity and versatility to my terrific parents and dedicated mentors. I pay it forward whenever possible.

This site showcases my personal research, and its content is not owned by my employer nor are the opinions expressed within related to my employer. You may also contact me via LinkedIn and twitter @michellefrasher