Juan Llanos

Juan Llanos

Juan is EVP of Strategic Partnerships and Chief Transparency Officer at Bitreserve.org, a cloud-based payment network that allows members to remove bitcoin�s volatility and merchants to receive payments at zero cost.He co-founded, and until recently was the EVP and Compliance Officer of�Unidos Financial Services, Inc., an innovative financial services and technology provider catering to merchants and under-banked end consumers in the USA and Latin America.� He is responsible for the formulation and execution of the�company�s technology strategy, as well as its AML and compliance risk management infrastructure.� Previously, he was Chief Compliance Officer of Remesas Quisqueyana, Inc. in New York City.He is a member of the Bitcoin Foundation's Regulatory Affairs�and Education Committees, Co-Chair of DATA�s AML Working Group, writes about risk and virtual currencies in his blog (ContrarianCompliance.com), is an advisor and board member at various crypto-currency and technology start-ups.A�Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist since 2003, Juan has over a decade�s experience of building and managing AML/CFT and regulatory compliance programs for multiple international jurisdictions, including Canada, Italy, the United States and Spain, and is recognized as a pioneer in the development of compliance and risk management best practices for the money transfer industry.�Juan has been a lecturer, moderator, panelist and organizer of Anti-Money Laundering, Regulatory Compliance, and Bitcoin conferences, seminars, workshops and webcasts on dozens of occasions. �He is an international thought leader in applied technology, hands-on skills for success, operational excellence and leadership in the AML Compliance and e-payments domains.�In August of 2008, Juan was granted permanent resident status by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services by reason of extraordinary ability in the fields of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT).