Brian Vitale earned his political science degree from North Central College in 1996 and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 2014. Following his undergraduate degree, Vitale was recruited by the National Security Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he specialized in counterterrorism and foreign counterintelligence. During his tenure, he was assigned to work the FBI’s most sensitive international terrorism and espionage cases. In addition, Vitale is a decorated military veteran who served his country in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the early 1990s.
Subsequent to the FBI, Vitale spent many years in banking and finance where his skills led him to the field of global operational risk management. He has over 23 years of banking, finance and investigative experience—a number of those years dedicated to the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) effort.
In July 2011, Vitale joined Notre Dame Federal Credit Union and he currently serves as their chief risk and compliance officer. In March 2015, Vitale was instrumental in forming Compliance Advisory Services, LLC, a wholly owned CUSO of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union and now serves as the firm’s president.
Moreover, Vitale is a professional member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, having earned his CAMS designation in December 2007 and CAMS-Audit in November 2013. In addition, he is a National Association of Federal Credit Unions Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO) and he speaks nationally on a number of topics including BSA, AML, enterprise risk management, cybersecurity and strategy.