Deb Bonosconi is a managing director and a leader of BRG’s Financial Institution Advisory practice, with more than twenty-five years of experience as a financial services practitioner and regulator.
She advises clients on a variety of regulatory, enforcement, and compliance matters, with an emphasis on Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/anti-money laundering (AML), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and risk-focused services. She has conducted numerous reviews of financial institutions’ AML, sanctions, and fraud programs to identify and implement risk-based operational efficiencies to improve quality and effectiveness.
Ms. Bonosconi also has extensive experience assisting clients with diagnostic reviews of AML programs to assess the sufficiency of controls consistent with regulatory requirements of candidate and existing sponsor and correspondent banks, including experience with fintechs, cryptocurrencies, online gaming organizations, and nonbank financial institutions (NBFIs).
Ms. Bonosconi previously served as a director at a global consulting firm, a director for the forensics practice of a Big Four firm, and as director of AML advisory practices at another Big Four firm. She has held AML leadership roles at GE Money, HSBC, eBay/PayPal, and Citigroup.
Ms. Bonosconi was a federal bank examiner for ten years, first at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as a compliance examiner, and then in the Federal Reserve Board’s Investigations and Enforcement Section. While employed at the Federal Reserve Board, she also served as a delegate to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for two years. She was routinely assigned to the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) on matters related to country risk ratings and assistance with establishment of Financial Intelligence Units in the Caribbean.
Promontory Financial Group, LLC, an IBM Company
Global head, Quality Assurance
Director, Financial Intelligence Unit head
Institutional Banking, HSBC
Director, senior vice president
Senior compliance lead
KPMG Forensics Practice
Federal Reserve Board
Senior special examiner
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Associate national bank examiner
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (“ACAMS”)
ACAMS Washington, DC Chapter
Association of Certified Fraud Specialists
Association of Sanctions Specialists
Certified Anti-Money Specialist (“CAMS”)
Areas of Expertise
University of Southern Connecticut