Lea Bacon

Lea Bacon

Financial Crime Compliance Consultant

Lea Bacon is a Financial Crime Compliance Consultant with LexisNexis® Risk Solutions. She has 28 years of experience as a subject matter expert focusing on data and solutions purposed for legal and regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering and anti-bribery & corruption. Lea earned her JD from The University of Cincinnati College of Law. She is CAMS certified and is an attorney licensed in Ohio.

Leslie Bailey

Leslie Bailey

Vice President of Business Services, Financial Crime Compliance

Leslie Bailey is the Vice President of Business Services for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, directing market strategy for the company’s financial crimes compliance solution. Based in Alabama, she is experienced in financial services operations and preventing financial crimes for U.S. business.

Steve Elliot

Steve Elliot

Managing Director, Business Services UK & Ireland

Steve has experience across a very broad range of industry sectors including Global CSO at the world’s largest trade inspection, testing firm and certification firm, a Board Advisor on a £4bn Global Security Fund, a range of Operational and Financial Crime (MLRO) roles at Insurance, Wealth and Investment PLCs and spending several years leading HQ Fraud/AML investigations in the Royal Hong Kong Police.

Having been on the law enforcement side and now moving over to vendor, Steve is an expert when recommending how to manage risk. LexisNexis Risk Solutions provides data-led solutions to enable firms to manage financial crime compliance and customer authentication challenges. This also includes use of machine and deep learning across physical, digital and behavioural data attributes.

Lorena Esparza

Lorena Esparza

Vertical Solutions Consultant

Lorena Esparza is a Vertical Solutions Consultant with LexisNexis® Risk Solutions. A graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, she has over two decades of experience in information solutions and financial crime compliance. Currently Lorena leverages her experience with leading industry solutions to help clients develop and implement risk management programs and ensure compliance with global due diligence requirements. As an attorney, Lorena maintains her legal skills through pro bono work with the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Nina Kerkez

Nina Kerkez

Director, Financial Crime Compliance

Nina Kerkez is a part of the Consulting team with LexisNexis Risk Solutions. From her base in London, Nina leads our consulting group for our UK and Ireland business.

Nina has started her career in business-to-business marketing, eventually transitioning her talents to technology product development and strategy. She specialises in go-to-market strategies and new product development for the risk and compliance sector with attention toward know your customer (KYC) efforts, for the last nine years.
Nina takes a customer-centric approach to strategy and product development, believing that a company’s customers is at the forefront of any business. She is adept at working for and advising complex global organizations on risk and compliance issues to deliver true business benefits.

Nina has completed Executive MBA at Cass Business School, and already holds Bachelor of Arts in Business and Master of Arts degree in International Business. She is a Serbian native, and speaks fluent Spanish, colloquial French and has a basic knowledge of Russian and Italian, in addition to her native Serbian language.

Tracy Manning

Tracy Manning

Director of Financial Crime Compliance - United States and Canada

Tracy Manning is a Communications, Mobile and Media expert, with over 25 years of experience driving “next wave” innovation and growth efforts within companies like AT&T, Cox, Twitter, Cincinnati Bell and GroundTruth. She now leads strategy development and product innovation planning for the communications, mobile and media industry vertical for LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Daniel M. Polar

Daniel M. Polar

Director, Market Planning - Financial Crime Compliance

Daniel M. Polar is responsible for defining strategies in the United States and Canada that deliver innovative compliance technology combined with comprehensive financial intelligence that enable financial institutions and corporate clients to comply with relevant governmental regulations efficiently and effectively.

Andy Shank

Andy Shank

Principal Product Manager

Andy is a Principal Product Manager at LexisNexis® Risk Solutions specializing in products that help reduce clients’ exposure to sanctions risk with a focus on digital transactions. His past roles include Vice President of Fraud and Risk Product Management at Harland Clarke and Assistant Vice President of Fraud and Compliance at Elements Financial Credit Union. Prior to his transition to the private sector, Andy spent 15 years with the Indiana State Police serving as a detective. During his final six years, he was assigned to the FBI investigating all varieties of white-collar crime and public corruption at the federal level.

Chris Siddons

Chris Siddons

Senior Director, Market Planning – Financial Crime Compliance

Chris Siddons is responsible for leading LexisNexis® Risk Solutions marketplace strategy in the financial crime compliance (FCC) space for customer due diligence (CDD)utilities and the firm’s professional services offerings. He has more than 20 years of experience in the FCC sector, with particular expertise in BSA/AML/OFAC compliance and other risk regulations.

Clients appreciate and rely on his deep experience in global financial services, including all aspects of finance and operations management. He has demonstrated success developing and executing strategies to build and remediate BSA/AML and OFAC compliance programs subject to strict regulatory timelines.

Chris is particularly interested in how the power of big data technology power AML Programs of the future
and the regulatory expectations and model risk management in AML and Sanctions programs. Chris received his undergraduate BBA degree from the University of Texas at Arlington with a specialization in accounting.

Douglas Wolfson

Douglas Wolfson

Director, Financial Crime Compliance Commercial Strategy

Douglas Wolfson is Director, Financial Crime Compliance for LexisNexis Risk Solutions in Asia. Headquartered out of Hong Kong, Douglas drives the strategy and product development of the leading risk tools used by the biggest banks in the world that help to mitigate financial crime compliance issues.

Douglas has 18 years of financial services, risk management and international business experience. His deep experience includes leading risk management departments at the world’s most recognizable financial institutions.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International relations from Colgate University. He also is the co-founder and organizing committee member of the Blue Tie Ball in Hong Kong, an event created to raise awareness about and reduce the stigma around mental illness.