Michelle Goodsir and Gabe Hidalgo

Michelle Goodsir and Gabe Hidalgo

Michelle Goodsir is a Managing Director at K2 Intelligence. She has 25 years of financial crime compliance experience, which includes fraud risk management, anti-bribery and corruption, corporate security and investigations, sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program experience working within the financial services industry and the U.S. government.

Michelle is a strong compliance professional with a focus on program build, operations, analytics and business intelligence. She focuses on providing clients strategic advice on fraud risk management to international financial institutions. This includes how to structure a second line of defense fraud program, defining fraud risk taxonomy and risk appetite, enhancing risk assessment and control capabilities and developing strong stakeholder engagement models across an organization.

Michelle also leverages her expertise in AML and sanctions to lead large projects involving global banks facing regulatory scrutiny or penalty. These projects involve historical transaction reviews and sanctions program and control framework assessment and payments screening.

Gabriel “Gabe” Hidalgo is a Managing Director at K2 Intelligence. He has 20 years of legal, regulatory compliance and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) experience working with wholesale and retail banks, fintech companies, broker-dealers and money services business entities.

Gabe is a recognized subject matter expert in the cryptocurrency and digital assets market and is able to help clients navigate and mitigate Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance risks as they strive to keep up with the latest developments occurring within the new value-transfer digital asset marketplace, establish new banking relationships and satisfy regulatory requirements domestically and internationally.

Gabe also works with fintech companies to establish dynamic and comprehensive compliance programs that incorporate the essential elements for sound oversight — effective governance and management controls, clear and practical policies and procedures, efficient transaction monitoring and sanction screening systems, comprehensive training and sound quality assurance controls.