Brita Bayatmakou

Managing Director of Financial Intelligence Unit, Financial Crimes Compliance Group, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Brita Sands is Managing Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit within the Financial Crimes Compliance Group at Charles Schwab. Brita manages the department’s Risk Assessment, Testing, and Training teams. She also built the Financial Intelligence Analytics & Reporting team to develop data-driven responses to emerging threats that exist in the rapidly changing environment within which the firm operates. Her work fuses threat data with external research related to a multitude of crimes, including cyber-related crimes, fraud, and money laundering, to provide actionable intelligence to the firm. Prior to joining Schwab, she worked at Wells Fargo Bank within the Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group where she focused on anti-money laundering compliance and financial crimes associated with emerging technology.

Brita holds two Masters Degrees, is a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).