22nd Parliamentary
Intelligence-Security Forum
Bucharest, July 6-8

John Walsh

John Walsh

President and Chief Executive Officer, SightSpan Inc. Washington D.C.


John Walsh is President and CEO of SightSpan Inc. since 2007 and a well-regarded Industry Leader for over 30 years. Speaker and Trainer on the subjects of Risk Management, Security, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating Terrorist Financing (CTF), International security, Private security, Security programs and Corporate investigations.

SightSpan is an International Consulting and Training firm specializing in Risk Management and Security. SightSpan has offices in the US, The Middle East and Southeast Asia.

John has personally advised multiple board of directors, CEOs, CCOs and BSA Officers, Government Officials and FIUs globally. Through his efforts companies and public sector groups have implemented effective AML/CTF and financial crime risk management programs worldwide.

Prior to joining SightSpan, John held leadership positions within the financial services industry including roles at Wachovia Bank, where he was the CIB Data Czar responsible for corporate governance, Bank of America in the role of Global AML CTF Risk Technology and Operations Executive and Merrill Lynch where he lead Wholesale Trading Initiatives and eCommence prior to assisting the firm build out an AML and CTF program after 9/11. John’s background includes many years of experience in trading/dealing in commodities such as Gold and Oil where he was CEO of a Futures and Options Trading company. John also managed multiple FX and Local Currency Fixed Income firms in the US, Mexico, Latin America, The Middle East and within a multiple of high risk emerging market countries where he gained valuable experience in international compliance and security risk management. John has held multiple trading related licenses and a number of principle and compliance certifications in the US and other countries.

John serves on the Board of ACFCS.