Joe Ciccolo is the founder of BitAML and an experienced financier. Before launching BitAML, Joe spent over a decade in high-impact roles with leading institutions. He was a founding member and architect of a Bank Security Act and Anti-Money Laundering program for a top 100 U.S. online financial institution and also worked as a project manager for a top 20 international bank, where he managed regulatory and AML audit remediation projects. He has additional leadership experience working on projects in risk management, vendor due diligence, fraud prevention, and corporate investigations.
He is also an advisor to the Illinois Blockchain Initiative and also volunteers with the Blockchain Education Network, a non-profit led by students. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Certified Fraud Examiner, and an Anti-Money Laundering Certified Associate. He is a graduate of Northeastern University’s College of Criminal Justice.
Joe is a frequent presenter at cryptocurrency, payments, and compliance industry events. He regularly consults with bankers on the onboarding of bitcoin customers, as well as complex cryptocurrency-related investigations involving federal and local law enforcement.