Sarah Beth

Sarah Beth Felix CAMS, M.F.S.

Anti-Money Laundering & Sanctions Expert

Sarah Beth has an unrivaled ability to quickly assess many of the ways in which a criminal could exploit a payment platform, bank or loan product, insurance policy, and investment vehicle. In the anti-money laundering (AML) world, being able to put yourself in the shoes of an individual who is attempting to exploit the financial system, and in turn, create processes to identify the illicit fund flows, is a necessary skill.

Sarah Beth has almost 20 years of anti-financial crime management experience with most of those years spent in auditing and software validation roles, as she designs and implements technological changes to maximize efficiency throughout an institution’s compliance regime. She is considered an expert in distilling FATF, Wolfsberg, EBA, EU, and FinCEN guidance into actionable and effective risk-based programs. Niche expertise in operationalizing money laundering and sanctions risks allows for specialty consulting for higher risk areas such as foreign institutions, investment firms, MSB banking, correspondent banking, and trade finance within institutions and further insight into the management of payments for global FinTechs and virtual currency platforms.

Sarah Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and a Master of Science in Forensics (M.F.S). She has been CAMS certified since 2006 and has been an active member of ACAMS since 2005. She is a member of the ACAMS Task Force for two advanced certifications – the Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CAMS-CGSS) as well as the Certified Risk Management Specialist (CAMS-RM). She is a proud member of the U.S. Military’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Working Group for Public-Private Partnership.

Hyper-S is the second company she has launched. Her first company, Palmera Consulting, was launched in 2011 and provides actionable and effective advisory services for community institutions and FinTechs.