May’s AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Art Taylor, CAMS-FCI. He currently serves as the global head of compliance investigations within PayPal’s Global Financial Compliance and Customer Protection (GFC&CP) division. PayPal is a global leader in digital payments and fintech. PayPal enables payments and funds transfers among nearly 400 million active users in over 200 markets.
In his capacity, Taylor leads a team of nearly 1,000 industry experts in charge of risk and compliance investigations across the globe, ensuring PayPal fulfills its commitment to combating money laundering, terrorist financing, human trafficking and other related financial crimes. The team has been recognized for its contributions to the anti-money laundering community and law enforcement.
With over 20 years in the industry of anti-financial crime, risk management, business operations, fintech and a master’s in global business management, Taylor brings diverse experience, thoughtful leadership, innovative solutions and a focus on people development. In 2015, he was an early graduate of the Advanced Financial Crimes Investigations Certification (CAMS-FCI). Throughout his career, Taylor has held multinational appointments at companies while also remaining a champion of the community in initiatives geared toward education and financial empowerment.