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Pawneet Abramowski

Pawneet Abramowski Is a 25-year veteran of the financial services and law enforcement industries with expertise in strategy, digital transformation, compliance/risk management revamp and investigations.

Ms. Abramowski is the Founder and Principal of her advisory firm focusing on the financial crimes risk management industry, providing strategic analysis and overall assessment of program development working with startups, banks, fintech firms and payment companies. She also provides secondment services to build and transform a financial institution to align its risk and compliance environments with regulatory requirements.

Prior to starting her consulting practice, she served as the Managing Director, Head of Financial Crimes Risk Management at The Bancorp focused on expanding the compliance controls tailored for payments sector (i.e., card services, private label banking, merchant acquiring). She has key subject matter expertise spanning anti-money laundering (AML), fraud, sanctions, anti-corruption, regulation, and compliance across industries (i.e., virtual currency, blockchain, digital transformation of traditional services) with traditional and non-traditional financial services.

Prior to joining The Bancorp, from 2006 – 2014 Ms. Abramowski held senior level roles at wall street firms in NYC. Before that from 1996 – 2006 she spent her career in public service in investigative and intelligence capacity with municipal, state and federal agencies ending with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She holds an MBA in Management from Adelphi University Robert B. Willumstad School of Business; an MA in Government and Politics and BA in Public Administration from St. John’s University. Ms. Abramowski is a Distinguished Lecturer and former Adjunct Professor of Law, and served as the Chair of the Advisory Board’s Executive Committee for Case Western Reserve University – School of Law’s Financial Integrity Institute.

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Rex Macapobre

Rex Macapobre has 19 years of experience in compliance and anti-money laundering (AML), having served in both the banking and broker-dealer services sectors with institutions ranging from large international to moderate size financial institutions.

His previous responsibilities included the establishment and management of two core functions: the AML Surveillance Department (Transaction Monitoring) and the Sanction Screening (OFAC) teams at the Bancorp. Prior to joining the Bancorp, Rex’s past AML experience included time with TD Securities, as the AML Systems Implementation Manager, and with RBC Capital Markets, as the Manager for the AML Alert Monitoring group.

Subsequent to receiving his B.A. in Political Science from Long Island University, Brooklyn campus, Rex began his career in Compliance as an Account Investigator with Morgan Stanley.

Rex recently earned his Masters of Arts in Financial Integrity (MAFI) from Case Western Reserve University and is also an active volunteer with New York Cares, having participated on various projects within the city area.