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Christina Rea, Esq. is a Bates Consulting and Testifying Expert and the founder of RayCor Consulting, LLC. She has over 10 years of experience acting as a senior compliance manager and Chief Compliance Officer/BSA Officer for a variety of financial institutions, with a specialty in Fintechs, cryptocurrency exchangers, and other Money Service Businesses. She utilizes her extensive background in AML and MSB compliance to provide expert witness testimony on complex financial matters involving anti-money laundering, fraud, and cryptocurrency. She also works on international financial litigation cases as an expert witness team lead, including for sensitive anti-money laundering litigation matters that require a great deal of confidentiality.
Ms. Rea provides fractional Chief Compliance Officer services for all manners of fintech startups, RegTech vendors, and local banks and FIs. In addition, she provides AML, Sanctions, fraud, and consumer protection compliance advisory & remediation services, compliance training, and independent AML audits. She has worked with some of the largest cryptocurrency and payments companies in the world, including serving as BSA Officer at Uphold.com, CCO at Binance.US, and advisor to Gate.io, ByBit.io, and CEX.io. She has extensive experience assisting MSBs obtain money transmitter licenses, including the NYDFS BitLicense, and also assists banks and Fintechs with bridging the compliance - banking partner gap by assisting with Banking-as-a-Service compliance and due diligence requirements.
She frequently presents on AML issues at national and international conferences and has published multiple articles on financial crime topics. She serves as a content advisor and subject matter expert for a variety of regulatory and financial tech partners.
Bates Group, Consulting and Testifying Expert, 2023 – Present
Raycor Consulting, LLC, Co-Founder and CCO, New York, NY, 2022 – Present
CR Compliance Consulting, AML and Fraud Consultant, New York, NY, 2017 – 2022
Mphasis, Chief Compliance and Legal Officer, New York, NY, 2015 – 2017
HSBC, AVP, AML Compliance Manager, New York, NY, 2013 – 2015
Navigant Consulting, Senior AML Consultant and Project Leader, New York, NY, 2012 – 2013
Juris Doctor (JD), Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science (BS), Honors Finance, Cum Laude, Bentley College, Waltham, MA