Robert Casares, President and Co-Founder
Mr. Casares provides Financial Crime Risk Management consulting services to financial institutions nationwide. He has extensive experience in the banking, information technology and financial crime risk management industry. He’s a highly accomplished Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) with a comprehensive background in diverse areas of fraud detection, compliance, banking, information technology, check fraud, BSA/AML, wire fraud, ACH, and credit/debit card fraud.
Prior to working with Link to Banking he was the Director of a debit card fraud division for a large financial data processing center. In that role he directed a fraud team that was comprised of fraud analysts and developers that provided 24/7 fraud prevention support to over 150 financial institutions. His experience in conducting multiple high profile fraud investigations with members of Secret Service, FBI, and IRS Criminal Investigations resulted in positive identification of merchant breaches and other significant fraud activity.
Mr. Casares also served as a Corporate Security Officer for a large community bank where he directed all aspects of fraud and Anti-Money Laundering investigations. He coached and educated branches on bank security, check fraud, counterfeit currency, anti-money laundering, and overall fraud prevention, as well as conducted mock bank robbery training for all branches of the bank.
Throughout his career, Mr. Casares has served as a Subject Matter Expert in various areas of financial crime risk management facilitating fraud training for law enforcement and financial institutions aiding them in recognizing new fraud trends and schemes.