David is the CEO and founder of Arachnys. He and his team - including PhDs in artificial intelligence, KYC/AML domain experts from organizations such as HSBC, Actimize and Bloomberg, and linguists - work with financial institutions on problems at the intersection of compliance, big data, AI and process automation. He is a regular speaker on matters related to the use of technology for collection, analysis and reporting in a KYC/AML context, including at previous ACAMS events.
Before founding Arachnys, David worked at London-based security consultancy Control Risks, specializing in deep-dive investigations into fraud, integrity, and financial crime investigations in Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. His clients included global investment banks, oil majors and capital equipment manufacturers whose challenge was always centered around truly understanding the people and companies with whom they were doing business.
David graduated with first-class honors from Oxford University.