About Us

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and Kevin (right)

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and Kevin (right)

Your Presenter/Consultant is Kevin Sullivan, CAMS. Kevin is the founding co-chair of the Association of Certified Anti- Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) New York chapter and was the chair of the ACAMS Educational Task Force. He teaches CAMS exam prep courses and numerous ACAMS certification courses. He has provided training through ACAMS and The AML Training Academy for numerous financial institutions, regulators and government agencies including local, state, federal and foreign law enforcement.

Coming from a NYC Irish home his path was either priest or police. Being too much trouble for the priesthood he joined his family legacy in police work. Kevin’s been working in AML more than 25 years beginning as an undercover narcotics officer with the NY State Police. It was then he decided to follow the money and was detailed to a major crimes unit where he began specializing in the financial aspects of crime.

Wanting to hone his skills Kevin acquired a master’s degree in Economic Crime Management and became a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Further, he is an advisory board member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators. His specialization with the NYSP didn’t go unnoticed and he was asked to team up with the FBI led Hudson Valley White Collar Crimes Task Force which led to an assignment with the NY High Intensity Financial Crimes Area (HIFCA) of the ICE led El Dorado Task Force in Manhattan. The El Dorado Task Force is one of the largest AML task forces in the world comprised of the FBI, ICE, US Secret Service, DEA, Postal Inspectors, NYPD, NYSP, Manhattan DA, US Attorney’s Office and others.

High profile organized crime and counter terrorist financing were the usual case load. Here he became the New York state money laundering investigations coordinator, a liaison between private financial institutions and law enforcement, and a lead instructor for ICE’s Operation Cornerstone. Following retirement from law enforcement Kevin broadened his work as an AML educator and liaison in the global arena. Through The AML Training Academy he provides consulting and training services to governments, law enforcement, and an extensive number of financial institutions addressing their AML and financial crimes compliance needs. Kevin is also the author of the book “Anti-Money Laundering in a Nutshell”

Why You Should Train With Us

Kevin Sullivan, CAMS is The Anti-Money Laundering Training Academy. When you hire The AML Training Academy you are receiving Kevin’s more than 30 years of experience working in AML. He has been on the front lines of AML through some of histories most demanding times working at the top of his field in the upper echelon of some of the world’s most elite AML positions. He strives to coalesce that knowledge and those years of experience into a quality AML training program that is informative, interactive and memorable.


For financial institutions and/or government agencies:

  • We will arrange to come to you, either live and in person, or via the Web
  • No expensive travel and accommodations for your staff
  • No lost time spent out of the office

For individuals and/or financial institutions or government agencies:

Attend one of our "Be An AML Rock Star" full day sessions at various cities around the U.S.