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Sanctions Director

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    Financial Services and Banking

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    Sparsh Didwania

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    about 2 months ago

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We have partnered with an exciting Crypto FinTech that is looking for a highly experienced and motivated Sanctions Director to oversee and manage our U.S. and Canada sanctions program. As a key leader within the second line of defense, you will be responsible for the sanctions program in the U.S. and Canada. This is a highly visible role with valuable and meaningful work. 

You will establish internal strategies and realign policies, procedures, processes related to monitoring and fostering awareness of sanctions regulatory requirements including assessing related sanctions risk exposure, overseeing the quality of sanctions control processes and setting standards to manage and mitigate those sanctions risk and protect the business.


  • Own the end-to-end sanctions program and strategy, including updating policies, procedures, and guidance materials

  • Guide Operations and Systems teams on design improvements, if any, to the sanctions screening platforms and controls for all applicable sanctions regulations

  • Redesign, develop, and test configurations for sanctions screening applications

  • Identify, assess, and advise on compliance risks and control enhancements to a variety of stakeholders and customers to mitigate risks related to sanctions

  • Advise business partners of potential red flags and compliance escalations, as permitted

  • Oversee sanctions risk assessment and support the execution of the Sanctions Risk Assessment

  • Stay current on key sanctions regulatory changes

  • Develop, monitor, and report KPIs and KRIs for Executive Leadership and Board level reporting

  • Present to regulators, examiners, auditors, and/or partners performing reviews and examinations of our compliance program

  • Grow and manage a team of sanctions professionals


  • 10+ years of relevant experience in compliance with deep specialization in managing sanctions program

  • 4+ years of experience managing a team

  • Compliance experience in either banking, consulting, payments, or cryptocurrency; experience in Fintech companies preferred

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with OFAC and other sanctions regulatory guidance

  • Experience managing customer and transaction screening and associated alert reviews

  • Experience in complex environments navigating a constantly changing business

  • Strong communication and organizational skills, especially to leadership teams

  • Experience in building compliance programs and operational processes

  • Experience working efficiently and independently in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment, with understanding of when to escalate urgent issues

  • Knowledge of risk management within global financial services or a FinTech company

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • CAMS-CGSS certification and/or OFAC experience preferred

You can apply by:

Selecting the “Apply” button below or by contacting me directly.

As a Fintech market specialist, I am partnered with a myriad of large and small Fintech Companies across the country. If this role is of interest to you, or if you are interested in exploring other opportunities within the market, you are welcome to reach out directly to:

Sparsh Didwania, or (619) 332-6398