Stephanie is an economic sanctions and financial crimes advisor with an extensive public and private sector experience in financial investigations, sanctions, and anti-money laundering. She is Manager and Co-founder of Vigilance Consulting Group, offering substantial experience in investigations, enforcement and compliance as well as advice on complex sanctions and financial crimes matters, compliance program development and testing, training, and risk management. She has served as expert witness.

Stephanie has held senior sanctions compliance roles with several large, global financial institutions including JPMorgan Chase, Commerzbank, and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi.

In her previous role as Head of US Sanctions Compliance at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd in New York, Stephanie served as US Sanctions Head and one of two appointed OFAC officers for the firm. Here she supervised all aspects of sanctions compliance for BTMU US entities including screening, escalations, advisory, policies/procedures, program development, regulatory exams, investigations, and reporting and advised global offices on OFAC related investigations, escalations, and other advisory matters.

Prior to this, Stephanie served as an Investigator with the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In this role, Stephanie worked on large multi-agency investigations involving sanctions evasion networks, terrorism financing, organized crime, and money laundering; and brought enforcement actions against banks, exporters, technology companies, and transportation companies for sanctions misconduct.

Stephanie has also provided training to prosecutors, foreign delegations, and industry groups on US sanctions regulations and enforcement. She has lived abroad in Germany, Lebanon, and Hong Kong.

Authority experience

US Federal Reserve (FED)
New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS)
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
US Department of Justice (DOJ)
US Department of State (DOS)
Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin)
Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

Awards & Recognition


Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS)



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