Victor R. Cardona CAMS

Senior Vice President, BSA Officer, Financial Intelligence Unit, Mechanics Bank

Victor is currently Senior Vice President, BSA Officer at Mechanics Bank in Irvine, Ca with oversight responsibility of the bank’s BSA/AML and OFAC compliance program. Victor has held positions from BSA Analyst to BSA Risk Officer before becoming a BSA Officer. Victor’s experience includes smaller community banks, such as Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach and Plaza Bank, to larger regional and mid-size banks, such as Opus Bank and City National Bank.

Victor received his Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills in Accounting, and his MBA from Utica College in Economic Crime & Fraud Management. Victor also attended the police academy at the Golden West College Criminal Justice Training Center where he received a Certificate of Achievement in Criminal Justice. Victor is CAMS certified and has been a member of ACAMS since 2007. Victor has also served on the faculty of the BankersOnline BSA/AML Top Gun Conferences since 2015.