WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm, announced today the appointments of Chris Rowland and Vincent D'Amelio as Senior Managing Directors. They will be based in Dallas and New York, respectively. Mr. Rowland and Mr. D'Amelio will lead the firm's new Financial Services practice within the Investigations & Accounting Advisory group.
Mr. Chris Rowland joins Ankura as Senior Managing Director with more than 25 years of leadership experience in financial services, including banking regulatory remediation. He has served as chief operating officer for several global banks and financial services firms. Mr. Rowland has led fraud and money laundering investigations, designed and implemented large-scale regulatory engagement programs, and developed risk management and integration programs for private equity acquisitions. His expertise covers detection scenario analysis and tuning, alert productivity and efficiency refinement programs, and anti-money laundering ("AML") reporting metrics.
Mr. Vincent D'Amelio joins Ankura as Senior Managing Director with 28 years of experience in financial regulatory investigations and compliance services involving AML, Bank Secrecy Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters. In addition to banking, Vince has held senior positions at insurance companies, served as a regulator in the insurance industry and conducted criminal investigations of insurance company practices on behalf of a prosecutor's office. Mr. D'Amelio managed a Historical Transaction Review in which he led a team of more than 200 investigative professionals in analyzing over 1.5 billion banking transactions to determine the necessity of Suspicious Activity Reports. Additionally, he assisted the SIPC Trustee of one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history using advanced data analytic tools, and he served as the primary on-site day-to-day point of contact for the Independent Financial Monitor on behalf of the City of New York for the cleanup at the World Trade Center following September 11, 2001. Mr. D'Amelio was most recently with K2 Intelligence.
"With our new Financial Services industry expertise, Ankura is able to provide yet another specialized service to our clients," said Philip Daddona, Co-President of Ankura. "Chris and Vince both exhibit the qualities which are foundational to our firm, values-based decision-making and collaboration. Our professionals are most importantly people of character and Chris and Vince certainly fulfill that defining characteristic. We're excited to have them join our firm and to bring their experience to help our clients with their critical challenges."
About Ankura Consulting Group
Ankura Consulting Group is a business advisory and expert services firm. Its deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges clients face enables its team to provide impactful, senior-level counsel. As an independent firm built on five key principles – Integrity, Quality, Diversity, Collaboration and Longevity – Ankura's relationships extend beyond one engagement or issue. The firm empowers its industry experts to provide a high-touch, unique approach for its clients in critical times. Ankura's offering includes a wide range of services offered within its Data Analytics & Technology Services, Investigations & Accounting Advisory, Litigation & Disputes, Regulatory & Contractual Compliance, Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical, Turnaround & Restructuring groups. For more information: ankuraconsulting.com.
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