Executives’ public and private sector experience helps clients manage
risk, safeguard reputations, and comply with global standards.
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2018--
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) announced today that Alma Angotti
and Salvatore LaScala have been named co-leaders of its global
investigations and compliance (GIC) practice. Both executives have
extensive public and private sector experience detecting and preventing
money laundering, corruption, and fraud at financial institutions and
other companies around the world.
Angotti has been a managing director at Navigant since 2014, and
previously held senior enforcement positions at the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial
Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Before joining Navigant in 2010 as
a managing director, LaScala was executive director at Daylight Forensic
and Advisory, managing director of KPMG’s forensic practice and, earlier
in his career, a special agent with the Internal Revenue Service.
Navigant’s GIC practice was previously led by Ellen Zimiles, managing
director and leader of the firm's Financial Services Advisory and
Compliance segment, which includes GIC. Angotti and LaScala were
appointed co-leaders of GIC to allow Zimiles to focus more time on the
growth and development of the segment.
"Having worked with both Sal and Alma for a number of years, I can
attest to the invaluable leadership and expertise they will continue to
provide our GIC practice,” said Zimiles. "The evolving global regulatory
landscape for financial institutions and other companies continues to
pose new challenges, demanding trusted and experienced partners to make
sense of complex compliance and investigatory issues. Alma and Sal have
helped cement the GIC practice as an industry leader, and I am confident
it will continue to grow and excel under their watch."
Angotti, GIC Co-Lead and Managing Director, Washington, DC
A widely recognized anti-money laundering (AML) expert, Angotti has
trained and advised the financial services industry as well as other
regulators and government officials worldwide on AML and combating the
financing of terrorism compliance. Angotti has counseled large global
financial institutions and regional institutions in a variety of
projects, including gap analyses, compliance program reviews, risk
assessments, remediation efforts, and transaction reviews. At FinCEN and
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), she designed and led
the AML enforcement programs. As an enforcement attorney at the SEC, she
conducted investigations involving a variety of matters under the
federal securities laws.
LaScala, GIC Co-Lead and Managing Director, New York
LaScala applies his 25 years of hands-on experience to conduct
compliance reviews and investigations on behalf of financial institution
clients responding to AML, Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, and Office
of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulatory and law enforcement matters.
He leads the GIC technology team and developed Navigant’s proprietary
AML/OFAC/Customer Due Diligence (CDD) remediation tool, S.T.A.R., a
technology platform that expedites historical transaction review and
know your customer/CDD/enhanced due diligence file remediations.
LaScala’s expertise also includes assisting clients with the selection,
implementation, optimization, and validation of AML and OFAC compliance
technology. He also provides AML managed services, whereby Navigant’s
investigators work on-site or off-site to augment client teams.
Financial Services Advisory and Compliance practice advises banking,
insurance, and investment management firms to enhance and streamline
compliance, manage risk, safeguard reputations, and create competitive
advantage. Navigant helps clients address issues related to regulatory
compliance, risk management, process improvement, business model
transformation, information technology, and outsourcing.
About Navigant Consulting
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global
professional services firm that helps clients take control of their
future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge,
substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help
clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a
focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and
significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves
clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries.
Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and
technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp
insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More
information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.
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