Will Voorhees, CAMS—Santa Clara, California, USA

Will Voorhees is the director of the Financial Intelligence Unit at SVB Financial Group, a Silicon Valley-based, international financial institution that serves technology, life science and venture capital markets. SVB operates globally with offices in the U.S., UK, Cayman Islands, India, Israel and China. Voorhees worked to combine fraud and AML into one distinct FIU group, increasing efficiency through sharing a single case management system and aligning synergies within the teams. Over the past two years, Voorhees directed the design and build of an anti-e-fraud program to successfully thwart cyber attacks against SVB’s commercial clients. Due to the uniqueness of SVB’s client base in high tech, Voorhees has had the opportunity to be involved with emerging technologies in virtual platforms, electronic currencies and nontraditional payment methods.

Voorhees is a Gulf War veteran. Prior to joining SVB he was a municipal police officer and he holds a Master’s degree in Forensic Accounting. In addition, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and is the founding co-chair of the ACAMS Northern California Chapter. Voorhees is a member of the Exam Development task force and contributed questions to the recently released new CAMS exam. He also serves on the speaker faculty for ACAMS conferences and learning events.

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