Martin A. Cunningham is the director of the Business Intelligence Unit for Deutsche Bank Americas. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he worked for Standard Chartered Bank where he founded their Financial Crime Intelligence Unit for the Americas region. In this capacity, he helped establish a number of industry leading programs, including the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit and a joint investigative model with other financial institutions.
Prior to working in the banking sector, Cunningham served as deputy team chief in the counter threat finance branch of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Cunningham also managed SOCOM’s counter-threat finance training program and oversaw the development of curriculum and training partnerships with department of defense elements, law enforcement and academia.
Formerly an adjunct professor with the Joint Special Operations University, Cunningham led the development of their counter-threat finance certification program. Moreover, he has served as a guest lecturer on counter-terrorist financing at various academic institutions, including the Navy War College, the Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, and the University of South Florida.
Cunningham’s background includes a deployment to the Iraq Threat Finance Cell to disrupt al-Qaeda in Iraq’s financial operations, working as a senior counter threat finance analyst for Booz Allen Hamilton and serving as a military intelligence officer for the U.S. Navy.