Tony Kaus is a senior analyst on the Retail Banking & Payments team. He has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years with a variety of roles at Citibank, PNC Bank, and First Union National Bank (now Wells Fargo), and since 2000 he has been applying that banking expertise in payments, in new banking technologies, and as a subject-matter expert for a variety of disciplines. His focus for the last 15 years has been in automation development and innovation to optimize risk in fraud and anti-money laundering applications. Mr. Kaus has worked with financial institutions of all sizes as well as fintech companies to address current and future needs across governance, risk, and compliance.
Mr. Kaus laid a foundation for a strong grasp of technology when machine-level programming was required; this grew from project leadership when Citibank upgraded and replaced all banking systems at an acquired savings and loan. At PNC Bank, he covered many areas of responsibility over five years while consolidation of the separate banks occurred. Cards, commercial and consumer lending, operations, daily bank settlement, and cash management services were areas under his management. At First Union National Bank, responsibilities included decision support for executive management and planning project investment in the cash management division.
Mr. Kaus’ work with advanced analytics in risk applications, and in scores of risk consulting engagements, led to successes in payments, compliance, and many other elements across the financial services ecosystem. His Bank Secrecy Act/AML compliance expertise was required to meet his responsibilities at several startup vendors, Metavante (now FIS), and the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, and was valuable in leading a risk and compliance consulting practice. Activities have also included leading projects for BSA/AML and fraud implementations across many current market solutions, geographies, and organization types as well as developing related professional services needed to navigate today’s regulatory environment.
Mr. Kaus has a B.S. from the University of Houston in Computer Science and Finance, and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Gannon University.