Frank Badalamenti

Frank Badalamenti

As a Partner in PwC’s Cyber, Privacy & Forensics practice and PwC’s Financial Crimes Unit, Frank assists clients with the assessment and remediation of operational, compliance, and technology-related risks, and in the development of an effective compliance and internal control environment. He specializes in advising financial institution clients on matters related to financial crimes, specifically with respect to fraud, anti-money laundering, sanctions, bribery and corruption, and securities trading schemes, as well as matters related to operational failures in areas including regulatory trade reporting, sales practices, suitability, and disclosures. He carries practice management responsibilities both local and national. Clients who find themselves under pressure respect Frank’s calm, deliberate, informed perspective, his deep industry knowledge gained from over 22 years advising the firm’s clients and his first-hand experience garnered from having worked in industry as deputy chief auditor of a foreign financial institution with operations in several regions including North America and Latin America.

Frank has significant experience successfully spearheading large complex projects, spanning functions, geography, and lines of business. These include the analysis of data, processes, and the use of enabling technology pertinent to products and services within the financial services industry, including with respect to customer onboarding, KYC, sanctions screening, and transaction monitoring systems.  He has worked with clients and client counsel to investigate alleged internal and external fraud, to respond to regulatory inquiries and orders, to respond to electronic discovery requests, to prepare expert testimony for civil litigation, and with other related matters.  With a track record for helping clients overcome significant regulatory compliance and operational risk challenges, Frank has led some of the largest and most complex investigative analytics engagements the firm has undertaken to date.

Prior to re-joining PwC in 2011, Frank was Deputy Chief Auditor of the US Branches of Bank Hapoalim B.M., where he was responsible for directing and executing a range of functional, process, and compliance audits in the Miami and New York branches, including BSA/AML Compliance, conducting special investigations, reporting results to Senior Management and Head Office overseas, and participating in the regulatory examination process. This has provided Frank with the invaluable experience of having walked in his client’s shoes.

Frank is a Certified Fraud Examiner, and member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists.  An accomplished speaker and coach, Frank has led national training efforts in Forensic Technology for PwC’s Advisory practice. He earned his B.S. degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.