A seasoned financial compliance expert and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Juan is a sought-after startup mentor and advisor in anti-money laundering an regulatory compliance strategy, and writes about risk and virtual currencies in his blog ContrarianCompliance.com. For well over a decade, Juan has built and managed compliance programs all over the world – while dedicating his work to supporting the underserved and unbanked. During this time, he helped develop a large portfolio of innovative monetary services and tools – such as bill payments, money transfer products and Mexico’s first pre-paid debit card. Juan co-developed this suite of new financial services at Unidos Financial Services and RemesasQuisqueyana, holding a number of senior positions, while building a reputation as an internationally recognized compliance thought leader. More recently, Juan led Bitreserve’s transparency and compliance strategy, as well as global partnerships and stakeholder relations.
In 2008, Juan was granted permanent residence in the United States by reason of “extraordinary ability” in the fields of Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism.