Joseph Ciccolo, CAMS, AMLCA Founder & President of BitAML

Joe is the Founder & President of BitAML, a compliance advisory firm exclusively serving the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency market. Founded in 2015, BitAML has served hundreds of innovative clients including bitcoin kiosk operators, cryptocurrency exchanges, traders and trading platforms, cryptocurrency hedge funds and lenders.

Joe is a frequent guest speaker at both cryptocurrency and compliance industry events, and conducts formal training for bank executives, compliance officers, and members of law enforcement. He also advises a growing number of traditional institutions that offer banking services to cryptocurrency customers.

Prior to launching BitAML, Joe was a founding member and architect of the BSA/AML compliance program of a top 100 US-based online financial institution. He also served as a project manager for a top 20 global bank, where he led several regulatory and AML audit remediation projects. Before entering the field of AML, Joe held leadership positions within various risk management disciplines, including vendor due diligence, fraud prevention, and corporate investigations.