Head of Financial Crimes
Posted on 11/9/2023

501-1,000 employees

Banking for startups
Company Overview
Mercury is on a mission to build a banking stack for startups. The company provides banking services and APIs for startups.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding





San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Francisco, CA, USA • Canada • Remote in USA • New York, NY...
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Science
Data & Analytics
  • 7+ years of work experience in Financial Crimes (AML / Sanctions), including transaction monitoring and/or financial investigations experience
  • 10+ years of work experience overall
  • 7+ years of people management experience (ICs + managers), ideally in Fintech, Risk, Compliance, Operations, or Trust & Safety
  • Strong analytical thinker - metrics-driven and results oriented
  • Deep knowledge of BSA/AML and sanctions laws, regulations, best practices and tools
  • Excellent collaborator and communicator - can motivate team, secure buy-in from leadership, and work effectively with all functions, including Eng, Support, Compliance, Product, and Data Science
  • Comfortable with decision making in a fast paced, ambiguous environment
  • Lead the Financial Crimes group, which includes the AML and Sanctions teams that are responsible for operationalizing policies and regulations, and create a roadmap and vision to uplevel the domain
  • Mentor, coach and support managers and ICs
  • Partner cross-functionally with Compliance, Legal, Product, Risk Strategy and additional groups to enhance Mercury’s AML/BSA/Sanctions programs and bring efficiency using data and technology
  • Increase resilience and scalability of the operation using robust procedures, process automation, and effectively working with Product teams to build capabilities and tools
  • Work closely with AML/BSA/Sanctions Officer to ensure robust risk management across all areas of the domain and proactively identify programs’ gaps and weaknesses
  • Assist and support the design and creation of relevant strategies in relation to BSA/AML/Sanctions
  • Educate internal and external stakeholders on Financial Crimes at Mercury
  • Become an expert on Mercury’s products and risks