John J. McCarthy

Head of BSA Operations, Senior Vice President, BSA/AML Administration, Bank of the West

John McCarthy has been directly involved in the national security, law enforcement, and compliance fields for more than two decades. Throughout his career, he has be fortunate to contribute to teams of professionals that seek to build programs that ensure risk management objectives are achieved while supporting a diverse set of business objectives and missions.

John is currently Senior Vice President and Head of BSA Operations at Bank of the West, leading dynamic teams located in the Bay Area and Nebraska. Prior to his current position, he was Chief Compliance Officer at Airbnb Payments and launched the company’s compliance programs across the enterprise. John was Executive Vice President at Citigroup where he managed Global AML Operations Standards and Training and Latin American AML Operations as well as Senior Vice President and Director of Financial Intelligence at Union Bank, in San Francisco, California.