Matt is a Financial Crime Risk Management Expert with the AML shop. He is an internationally recognized expert in anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF). He has been assisting financial institutions to assess and reduce financial crime and related regulatory risks for fifteen years. He has served as an advisor to the UN as well as Canadian and foreign governments on development of their laws and financial intelligence functions.
His current engagements involve: SME for two AI initiatives; FRFI presentation for a joint FINTRAC/OSFI examination; and AML/CTF program development for 7 crypto exchanges.
For four years, he was the leader of the National Anti-Money Laundering Practice and Ontario Region Investigative and Forensic Services Group at MNP LLP.
Matthew has been qualified by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as an expert witness in forensic accounting and money laundering, has twice testified before Senate committees (money laundering), twice before a House of Commons Parliamentary Committee (money laundering/terrorist financing), is certified as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, accredited as an Anti-Money Laundering Professional (AMLP), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA. .
Matthew speaks on the topic of money laundering and financial crime to reporting entities, law enforcement, prosecutors, financial intelligence units (including training programs for the FIUs of Trinidad and Panama), universities, and conferences.
Matt has served as a member of the Department of Finance Private/Public Advisory Committee on AML/ATF, Chair of the AML Committee of CPA Canada, and Founder of the Seneca College Institute for Financial Crime Analysis.
He holds an Hons BA and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo. In 2005, he completed the University of Toronto's 2-year Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting.