Madelyn Yarbenet

Head of Forensics in Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Goldman Sachs

As head of the Forensics team, Madelyn helps to ensure that the Firm’s enterprise-wide AML/BSA program continuously evolves, by enhancing existing controls through the proactive identification of new and under covered risk. Among other responsibilities, her team of investigators develop and implement innovative forensic reviews as a result of enforcement actions, current affairs and global market events, and new or acquired business lines.


Madelyn joined Goldman Sachs in 2010 as an analyst in Financial Crime Compliance in Salt Lake City, and later worked in the Firm’s Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland offices as a Private Wealth Compliance Manager. In 2017, she re-joined FCC as a part of the Financial Intelligence Unit, and was later named Head of Forensics in 2019.


Before joining Goldman Sachs, Madelyn earned her bachelor’s in political science, cum laude, from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.