Sarah D. Green

Chief Financial Crimes Officer, Vanguard Group, Inc.

Sarah D. Green is the Chief Financial Crimes Officer for Vanguard Group, Inc. She joined Vanguard in December, 2017 and leads compliance teams responsible for Vanguard’s anti-money laundering (AML), anti-bribery and corruption and sanctions programs. She was previously the Senior Director for AML Compliance at FINRA, where she supervised FINRA’s dedicated AML examination unit and consulted with staff organization-wide on AML examination and enforcement matters and other Bank Secrecy Act issues.  Ms. Green was also responsible for FINRA AML guidance and external training of financial industry professionals domestically and internationally, and represented FINRA on the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group. Previously, she was the Bank Secrecy Act Specialist in the Division of Enforcement’s Office of Market Intelligence (OMI) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this role, she oversaw the Commission’s review and use of suspicious activity reports (SARs) and worked with Enforcement staff on AML matters. Prior to joining OMI, Ms. Green was a branch chief in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examination at the SEC, managing the Commission’s AML examination program for broker-dealers on a day-to-day basis, including developing examination modules, conducting training for SEC and self-regulatory organization (SRO) staff and coordinating with the SROs on all aspects of AML examination and enforcement. Prior to joining the SEC, Sarah was an associate in the Corporate and Securities practice group at Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP. Sarah received her J.D. from the William and Mary School of Law and her B.A. from Hamilton College.