Veronika joined Chartwell Compliance with 17 years of experience in financial services. As the Senior Director at Walmart, Inc., a top Fortune 500 company and the largest Money Services Business by several measures, Veronika was responsible for the creation, maintenance and improvement of the anti-money laundering and fraud prevention programs for financial services which passed regulatory scrutiny many times over during her nine-year tenure with the retailer. Veronika also created the controls associated with the anti-money laundering program for the sale of precious stones, metals and jewels. In addition, Veronika served as an expert advisor to the executive officers of the company on matters related to product and risk assessments, compensating controls, training, audit management, OFAC, vendor due diligence, among other areas.
Prior to Walmart, Veronika was the Chief Compliance Officer of a Money Services Business in Miami, Florida that specialized in cross-border money remittances, check cashing and foreign currency exchange. She has also been fortunate to supervise the development of very large training programs covering expansive footprints in multiple languages and jurisdictions. Her expertise spans from simple brick-and-mortar financial services to more complex mobile payments, prepaid access as well as products that combine multiple offering channels.
Veronika was also the proprietor of a financial services consulting firm and earlier in her career she was a government relations representative in Washington D.C.
Veronika holds a law degree and has been CAMS certified since 2004. She is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and has a special interest in adult education. She serves as the Board President of the Literacy Council of Benton County (Arkansas). Veronika’s other interests include traveling, gardening and most importantly, making time to visit and share fun times and laughter with friends and family both near and far.