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Pawneet Abramowski

Founder & Principal

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.