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Management Team

Frank Ciryak , Director of AML Operations

Frank Ciryak is the Director of AML Operations for the Dominion Advisory Group. Frank joined the Dominion Team in 2014 after nearly two decades within the Financial Services industry. For the last ten years, Frank has held key AML leadership positions with large financial institutions (Key Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Huntington Bank) and has been instrumental in developing compliant and efficient BSA/AML departments.

Frank’s expertise is included developing, implementing, and interpreting bank policies, procedures, regulatory directives and audit findings and making those mandates operationally feasible and sustainable.  Frank’s ability to coordinate and integrate the complex components of a BSA/AML department into a cohesive unit makes him a valuable Dominion contributor.  Frank’s breadth of experience includes suspicious activity reporting, transaction monitoring, case management, due diligence, KYC, quality control and fraud.

Prior to working in the Financial Services industry Frank spent 10 years as the Director of Loss Prevention for a major international hotel corporation. Frank also served in the US Army for six years as a military police officer. 

Frank attended St. Francis University.

Pete Balint, Co-Founder

Pete Balint is the Dominion partner in charge of transaction monitoring development and optimization.  Transaction monitoring and alert management are among the most challenging aspects of AML compliance.  Pete makes this challenge easier to meet by bringing nearly 10 years of “in-the-trenches” experience to developing effective monitoring scenarios and reducing the amount of low value or “false-positive” alerts that all monitoring systems are known to produce. 

Dominion understands that the first crucial step in AML compliance is the ability to accurately detect potentially suspicious activity.  The largest AML compliance failures of the past decade were born from the inability to properly detect suspicious activity and the catastrophic decisions that emerge when institutions find themselves buried under endless numbers of alerts.  Pete has led Dominion’s efforts to fix these problems and he has done so at some of the nation’s largest banks and in many of the most notable AML compliance actions of the last decade.

Pete oversees the implementation of processes to analyze alerts, develop specific monitoring programs for high-risk customers such as PEPs and cash intense businesses and high-risk products like correspondent banking and remote deposit capture.

Pete earned his BA from Georgetown University.

Jon Glass, Co-Founder

Jon Glass, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Dominion has more than 20 years experience managing and operating AML compliance, fraud detection, and security programs across multiple industries. 

Prior to co-founding The Dominion Advisory Group, Jon was Vice President of Transaction Monitoring and AML Investigations at Riggs Bank in Washington DC.  Riggs hired Jon in 2003 as part of the Bank’s response to OCC and Federal Reserve BSA/AML enforcement actions.  Jon built the components of the Riggs BSA/AML program centered on transaction monitoring, case management, investigations and SAR filing.  This work included developing comprehensive processes and implementing technology to meet the requirements of the USA PATRIOT Act, BSA, and fulfill the mandates of multiple enforcement actions.

Since leaving Riggs Bank in 2005 and co founding The Dominion Advisory Group, Jon has successfully consulted and overseen the re-engineering of financial intelligence units (FIUs) for domestic and international banks under regulatory enforcement action.  Clients include banks with asset sizes of $5 billion, $20 billion, $60 billion, $100 billion, $350 billion and $800 billion.  Jon’s work includes helping clients hire and train FIU staff, implement and optimize monitoring systems, design case management programs and improve analysis and investigation quality.

Prior to his immersion in the AML field in 2003, Jon was the Director of Fraud and Security at AT&T Wireless and held similar positions at Ameritel Communications and Sprint Spectrum.  In this capacity Jon was responsible for establishing and operating internal and external fraud detection and prevention programs necessary for telecommunication companies to operate successfully. 

Jon earned his BA from the George Washington University.

Ron Paladino, Chief Technology Officer

Ron joined Dominion as their Chief Technology Officer in 2014.  Ron understands that developing technology solutions is the only way to build and sustain a compliant and efficient BSA/AML operation.  He helps clients leverage technology to optimize alert output, improve workflow, generate effective management reports, and manage customer risk rating. 

Ron has nearly ten years of experience in BSA/AML technology with a deep understanding of the applications and systems which make a department run smoothly.  He has held key technology operational positions with Wachovia, Wells Fargo and Ally Bank.  Ron’s unique combination of AML knowledge and technical background allow him to successfully collaborate with both the “business” side and technology side to ensure open and accurate communication during complex AML initiatives. 

Before entering the financial services industry, he worked for nine years with a Fortune 500 technology firm developing manufacturing software and designing process improvements.

Ron attended St. Bonaventure University.

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Quality Control and FIU Management

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Our client, a large National Bank had recently hired a group of investigators to address alerts produced by a new transaction monitoring and needed to ensure the quality of work met FFIEC and FinCEN requirements.  Dominion placed several of its quality control specialists in the bank’s FIU to review cases and SARs.

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