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Michael Tumsaroch

Michael Tumsaroch

Associate Director

Michael S. Tumsaroch is an associate director in Guidepost’s Washington, D.C. office where he focuses on monitoring and compliance engagements. Mr. Tumsaroch spent the past 15 years as a law enforcement and banking compliance professional in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. He is well versed in intelligence matters, Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML), the Controlled Substances Act, independent reviews, investigations, communications analysis, and litigation support.

Prior to joining Guidepost, Mr. Tumsaroch served as an Intelligence Research Specialist with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in various assignments around the world. At DEA Headquarters, he served in a strategic unit and focused on Mexico and Central America issues.  Later, Mr. Tumsaroch was reassigned to the U.S. Embassy to Thailand, supporting law enforcement activities throughout Asia and coordinating with other agencies in anti-money laundering efforts, and against terrorist financing and narcoterrorism. Mr. Tumsaroch served as acting field intelligence manager for DEA’s Asia Pacific Region, overseeing DEA’s intelligence program within the region.  Notably, he is credited with identifying a narcoterrorism financing cell based in Southeast Asia with an international footprint.  Mr. Tumsaroch’s final assignment with DEA was as the intelligence representative to the Indiana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, providing intelligence support to multiple law enforcement entities targeting international drug traffickers with a presence in Chicagoland.

Previously, Mr. Tumsaroch served as a bank examiner with the Massachusetts Division of Banks. His specialty was conducting examinations of money service businesses (remitters, check cashers, etc.) to ensure compliance with BSA/AML and general Massachusetts banking regulations. Mr. Tumsaroch and his team worked with federal law enforcement in identifying of black- market Brazilian money exchange.

Mr. Tumsaroch got his first insights into law enforcement at Northeastern University, studying Criminal Justice. He served internships with both the Northeastern University Public Safety Division and the U.S. Marshal Service.  Later, Mr. Tumsaroch worked with the U.S. Marshals coordinating movement of prisoners remanded to the District of Massachusetts.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Business Administration, Accounting, Northeastern University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, Northeastern University

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information TS/SC

LANGUAGES

  • Thai

Michael S. Tumsaroch is an associate director in Guidepost’s Washington, D.C. office where he focuses on monitoring and compliance engagements. Mr. Tumsaroch spent the past 15 years as a law enforcement and banking compliance professional in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. He is well versed in intelligence matters, Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML), the Controlled Substances Act, independent reviews, investigations, communications analysis, and litigation support.

Prior to joining Guidepost, Mr. Tumsaroch served as an Intelligence Research Specialist with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in various assignments around the world. At DEA Headquarters, he served in a strategic unit and focused on Mexico and Central America issues.  Later, Mr. Tumsaroch was reassigned to the U.S. Embassy to Thailand, supporting law enforcement activities throughout Asia and coordinating with other agencies in anti-money laundering efforts, and against terrorist financing and narcoterrorism. Mr. Tumsaroch served as acting field intelligence manager for DEA’s Asia Pacific Region, overseeing DEA’s intelligence program within the region.  Notably, he is credited with identifying a narcoterrorism financing cell based in Southeast Asia with an international footprint.  Mr. Tumsaroch’s final assignment with DEA was as the intelligence representative to the Indiana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, providing intelligence support to multiple law enforcement entities targeting international drug traffickers with a presence in Chicagoland.

Previously, Mr. Tumsaroch served as a bank examiner with the Massachusetts Division of Banks. His specialty was conducting examinations of money service businesses (remitters, check cashers, etc.) to ensure compliance with BSA/AML and general Massachusetts banking regulations. Mr. Tumsaroch and his team worked with federal law enforcement in identifying of black- market Brazilian money exchange.

Mr. Tumsaroch got his first insights into law enforcement at Northeastern University, studying Criminal Justice. He served internships with both the Northeastern University Public Safety Division and the U.S. Marshal Service.  Later, Mr. Tumsaroch worked with the U.S. Marshals coordinating movement of prisoners remanded to the District of Massachusetts.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Business Administration, Accounting, Northeastern University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, Northeastern University

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information TS/SC

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • Thai