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Eric Young

Eric Young

Senior Managing Director

Eric T. Young re-engineers compliance, ethics, and regulatory technology programs of highly regulated companies so that their business growth is reputable and sustainable. He is part of both Guidepost’s Financial Services and National Security practices.

Mr. Young has deep regulatory, ethics & compliance  experience, having spent close to 40 years in chief compliance officer roles including five global banks, a Fortune 20 industrial conglomerate, and the world’s largest credit rating agency. Mr. Young builds and sustains enterprise-, AML, economic sanctions, and anti-corruption compliance programs consistent with U.S. Department of Justice Sentencing Guidelines and Corporate Compliance guidance, as well as U.S. and international standards such as the Bank Secrecy Act, OFAC, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other anti-financial crime standards.

Since joining Guidepost in January 2022, Mr. Young has served as an expert witness relating to a major international fraud and wire transfer scandal; is the central point of media contact over economic sanctions, AML and innovative financial crime matters involving cryptocurrencies. He is frequently invited to speak as a panelist over the linkage of economic sanctions, national security, and U.S. Department of Justice prosecutions over ineffective compliance programs. On behalf of Guidepost, Mr. Young provided an analysis and the impact of the Russia sanctions to a group of foreign institutions operating in the United States. He has also benchmarked compliance best practices for a global media conglomerate.

Throughout his career, Mr. Young has remediated and transformed corporate compliance and ethics and anti-financial crime programs; integrated compliance and ethics cultures between regions, countries and companies to ensure consistent cultures and controls across enterprises; upgraded regulatory and conduct surveillance systems and tools; enhanced compliance reporting, data, and metrics to boards of directors; created governance frameworks and compliance risk assessment, monitoring and testing programs; closed compliance gaps; restructured compliance teams; and mentored junior staff to create a pipeline of future compliance leaders and enable grassroots compliance ideas, solutions and digital upgrades.

Most recently, Mr. Young was the chief executive officer and founder of Young Enterprises, a compliance advisory firm. Previously, he led global and regional compliance and anti-financial crime divisions  at BNP Paribas Americas, S&P Global Ratings, Royal Bank of Scotland, General Electric, UBS, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Young began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

In addition to his corporate work, Mr. Young is an adjunct professor of ethics and compliance classes at Fordham University School of Law. He is also an advisory board member for multiple AI technology companies.

In December 2021, he received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement (Excellence in Compliance Community) Award by RAW Compliance, a non-profit global compliance platform and community.

Mr. Young is a frequent speaker and author and has been featured in the American Banker, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Reuters. He recently published the book “Declaration of Independence” about the strategic partnership between chief compliance officers and boards of directors to hold management more accountable.

CREDENTIALS

  • Economic Sanctions
  • Anti-money
  • Know Your Customer Due Diligence
  • Anti-Bribery +Corruption
  • Financial Services Industry Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Chief Compliance Officer Leadership Training
  • Enterprise Risk/Corporate Compliance Risk Management
  • Compliance Program Re-Engineering
  • Compliance Risk Assessments +Analytics
  • Regulatory +Audit Coordination +Remediation
  • Regulatory Technology Implementation
  • Financial Crime Surveillance
  • Whistleblower investigations/Reporting
  • ESG Governance + Compliance

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Columbia University

CERTIFICATIONS

FINRA Series 24, 7, 99, SIE

AFFILIATIONS

  • Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • Directors and Chief Risk Officers Institute
  • Ethisphere Business Ethics Leadership Alliance
  • Ethics and Compliance Initiative
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Healthcare Compliance Association
  • National Society of Compliance Professionals
  • National Association of Corporate Directors

NEWS + EVENTS

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Eric T. Young re-engineers compliance, ethics, and regulatory technology programs of highly regulated companies so that their business growth is reputable and sustainable. He is part of both Guidepost’s Financial Services and National Security practices.

Mr. Young has deep regulatory, ethics & compliance  experience, having spent close to 40 years in chief compliance officer roles including five global banks, a Fortune 20 industrial conglomerate, and the world’s largest credit rating agency. Mr. Young builds and sustains enterprise-, AML, economic sanctions, and anti-corruption compliance programs consistent with U.S. Department of Justice Sentencing Guidelines and Corporate Compliance guidance, as well as U.S. and international standards such as the Bank Secrecy Act, OFAC, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other anti-financial crime standards.

Since joining Guidepost in January 2022, Mr. Young has served as an expert witness relating to a major international fraud and wire transfer scandal; is the central point of media contact over economic sanctions, AML and innovative financial crime matters involving cryptocurrencies. He is frequently invited to speak as a panelist over the linkage of economic sanctions, national security, and U.S. Department of Justice prosecutions over ineffective compliance programs. On behalf of Guidepost, Mr. Young provided an analysis and the impact of the Russia sanctions to a group of foreign institutions operating in the United States. He has also benchmarked compliance best practices for a global media conglomerate.

Throughout his career, Mr. Young has remediated and transformed corporate compliance and ethics and anti-financial crime programs; integrated compliance and ethics cultures between regions, countries and companies to ensure consistent cultures and controls across enterprises; upgraded regulatory and conduct surveillance systems and tools; enhanced compliance reporting, data, and metrics to boards of directors; created governance frameworks and compliance risk assessment, monitoring and testing programs; closed compliance gaps; restructured compliance teams; and mentored junior staff to create a pipeline of future compliance leaders and enable grassroots compliance ideas, solutions and digital upgrades.

Most recently, Mr. Young was the chief executive officer and founder of Young Enterprises, a compliance advisory firm. Previously, he led global and regional compliance and anti-financial crime divisions  at BNP Paribas Americas, S&P Global Ratings, Royal Bank of Scotland, General Electric, UBS, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Young began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

In addition to his corporate work, Mr. Young is an adjunct professor of ethics and compliance classes at Fordham University School of Law. He is also an advisory board member for multiple AI technology companies.

In December 2021, he received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement (Excellence in Compliance Community) Award by RAW Compliance, a non-profit global compliance platform and community.

Mr. Young is a frequent speaker and author and has been featured in the American Banker, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Reuters. He recently published the book “Declaration of Independence” about the strategic partnership between chief compliance officers and boards of directors to hold management more accountable.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Columbia University

CERTIFICATIONS

FINRA Series 24, 7, 99, SIE

AFFILIATIONS

  • Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • Directors and Chief Risk Officers Institute
  • Ethisphere Business Ethics Leadership Alliance
  • Ethics and Compliance Initiative
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Healthcare Compliance Association
  • National Society of Compliance Professionals
  • National Association of Corporate Directors

NEWS + EVENTS

BLOG POSTS