Navigant Bolsters Risk and Compliance Expertise with Seven New Directors

Former state and federal enforcement officials, technology compliance, and financial industry experts lend investigations and compliance experience to Navigant

Today, Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced the addition of seven new directors to support the Firm’s expanding Financial Services Advisory and Compliance segment. These new senior professionals strengthen Navigant’s capabilities in anti-money laundering (AML), anti-bribery and corruption, white collar crime, and other financial regulatory and compliance practice areas.

“The experience of these new directors complements our solution offering,” says Ellen Zimiles, Navigant’s Financial Services Advisory and Compliance segment leader. “At a time when technology, regulation and innovation are increasing exposure to and the complexity of business risks, it is critical that we enhance our team with decades of law enforcement, investigative, regulatory, and risk management expertise.”

These senior experts include:

Joseph Campbell, director, Washington, D.C.
Campbell brings to Navigant 25 years of experience developing and directing agency field and headquarters domestic and international operations and strategies and improving national security through identification and mitigation of threats to the U.S. at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his tenure at the FBI, Campbell developed and led execution of national and international criminal intelligence and investigative mission and strategies, and strengthened industry capabilities to combat foreign corrupt practices and money laundering. He has a proven ability to established reliable internal controls to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines. Campbell received several awards of exemplary performance from the FBI, including Leading Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Investigations and Directing Weapons of Mass Destruction Investigations.

Jonathan Castro, director, New York
Castro brings more than 20 years of financial services industry experience, in assisting clients with project/change management, risk management and internal control effectiveness. In the post-financial crisis regulatory environment, he leverages this expertise with an “auditor’s perspective” to help clients build effective management practices and processes that produce high-quality deliverables to satisfy skeptical third parties. Prior to joining Navigant, Castro held roles in global financial institutions where he provided governance support, project management office and internal control consulting advice to senior executives in charge of significant internal control remediation.

David Jones, director, Boston
Jones brings 25 years of diversified divisional, project, and management experience within the software, Information Technology (IT), and professional services industries to his role within Navigant. As Head of American Professional Services at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, Jones built high-performance teams to consistently deliver outstanding results to financial institutions. Jones’ engineering background allows him to craft innovative solutions to meet clients’ financial crime detection management needs based on a portfolio of risk management software products.

John Loesch, director, Washington, D.C.
Loesch has 20 years' of experience conducting financial fraud investigations and addressing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-bribery compliance matters in both the government and private sector. He has worked on high profile investigations for congressional oversight committees, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). While at the SEC, Loesch received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence and a special commendation from the FBI director along with other professionals responsible for the investigation of Enron Corp. In the private sector, he led the global anti-corruption compliance program for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), a multinational Fortune 200 public company. He also served as Director of Investigations for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board).

Gonzalo Sanchez, director, Miami
Sanchez has more than 30 years’ experience in operational and regulatory risk management in the Latin America market. Over the last 15 years he has worked as AML director for international banks in the U.S. and Latin America. He brings extensive experience in implementing corrective action plans to address regulatory issues affecting financial institutions in the Latin America region. Prior to joining Navigant, Sanchez was responsible for implementing enhanced due diligence programing for correspondent banks in the Americas. Sanchez has worked previously in regional Latin America regulatory risk management roles for HSBC, ABN AMRO, and Citigroup, and brings extensive experience navigating regulatory agencies in Latin America and the USA to his role at Navigant.

Samantha Welch, director, New York

Welch brings to Navigant 16 years of in house financial services experience in the fields of AML, combating the financing of terrorism (CFT), sanctions, bribery, fraud, swap dealer and bank compliance. Her AML/CFT experience includes large retail brokerage operations, wholesale global banking and markets, and alternative assets (investment management, hedge funds, and custody and administration services). Prior to joining Navigant, Welch held compliance positions in large global financial institutions including Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets, HSBC, and most recently, JPMorgan, where as an executive director in Treasury Services she oversaw the bank compliance program for prepaid cards, payables, receivables, lockbox, health savings accounts, DDA services, billing, client sales, service and implementations, foreign exchange payments, and USD clearing.

Benjamin Whitfield, director, Washington, D.C.
Whitfield is an international corporate security and risk management professional who has 18 years of experience providing intelligence-led threat information and analysis to national security officials and senior decision makers at Fortune 500 firms within the pharmaceutical, oil & gas, manufacturing, research & development, and financial services sectors. Most recently, Whitfield lead execution of investigations, crisis management, intellectual property rights and insider threat, product integrity/anti-counterfeit/supply chain security, and other global security programs throughout the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region as Director, Regional Security at Merck Sharp & Dohme. He has led highly complex internal and external corporate investigations, including those addressing FCPA concerns in Egypt, Lebanon, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

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