Aaron Kahler

Aaron Kahler, CAMS, CFE, CCI, CTCE

Founder / Chief Executive Officer

Aaron Kahler has 15+ years of experience in the financial services industry working with institutional clients within banking, capital markets, brokerage, asset management, money service businesses, crypto exchanges, hedge and private equity funds. He is an Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), USA PATRIOT Act and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulatory compliance subject matter expert who also specializes in fraud management, financial crimes investigation and investigative due diligence-Know Your Customer (KYC).  

Prior to founding the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative, Aaron has held a number of management consulting and private industry roles as a practice leader in the area of AML/BSA Compliance and Financial Crimes within the financial services industry. Aaron was also a Director of AML Market Planning for a large global data and software company. Early in his career, Aaron worked with the New York State Office of the Attorney General as a Consumer Frauds Bureau Investigator and investigated child pornography while interning within MasterCard’s Security & Risk Management Department. Combined with his added background in forensic analysis and dispute resolution, he brings a strong skill set to his clients in analyzing their structural issues as well as facilitating the remediation of discovered issues.

Aaron Kahler has authored a number of articles within publications such as American Bankers Association (ABA), Fraud Magazine, ACAMS Today and Bank Systems and Technology. He has also been quoted in several publications on new and emerging industry news such as Forbes, the Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires and Reuters. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator (CCI) and a CipherTrace Certified Examiner (CTCE). Aaron is also an Advisory Council Member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), an Advisory Board Member for the International Association of Asset Recovery, a Representative Expert for the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (EAG), and a former Financial Fraud Columnist for Examiner.com.

Aaron Kahler currently holds a favorably adjudicated Top-Secret Security Clearance and is a licensed Private Investigator in the State of North Carolina. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Economic Crime Investigation from Utica College of Syracuse University.