Bankers Toolbox SAMSHas your compliance department been feeling the pressure of increased expectations without the advantage of additional resources? In other words, are you trying to do more with less? We understand.

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  Today, compliance departments face the following challenges:

  • More due diligence expected on high risk customers
  • Increased ongoing due diligence for entire database
  • Staff turnover
  • Increased seasonal activity
  • Extended staff absence (due to vacation or long-term illness)
  • Increased workload including a backlog of reviews, alerts & cases
  • SAR filing
  • Regulatory pressure
  • Operational issues
  • Time spent conducting training
  • Time spent filing report after report

If your financial institution is challenged with any of the above, Banker’s Toolbox’s Suspicious Activity Monitoring Services (SAMS) can help you feel more confident in your compliance efforts. SAMS provides highly qualified experts without the high fixed costs of salary. We can help you review alerts, work cases, file SARs, perform lookbacks and more. We can assist with all types of projects including writing SAR narratives, helping with daily data validation or preparing Board or senior management reports. We bring hands-on experience and industry knowledge to help you succeed. Banker’s Toolbox SAMS team includes:

  • Seasoned BSA specialists with excellent analytical skills
  • Experienced SAR writers
  • BAM Certified Professionals
  • In-depth researchers

With elevated expectations for your department and dwindling resources the Banker’s Toolbox SAMS team is a great resource for you to meet your expectations, tackle the sheer amount of work required and stay on top of industry trends. Let our experts be a partner in your success.

SAMS Experts

  • Jessica Corey

    Jessica Corey

    CAMS, Risk Management Consultant

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     Jessica has over 10 years of experience in BSA/AML Operations and Compliance in the banking industry, working both in medium & large community and commercial banks.  She started her banking career in retirement services, moving to deposit operations and the compliance/fraud arenas where she was an BSA/AML Analyst/Investigator and well as Fraud Team Lead. Her day-to-day responsibilities were comprised of analyzing and investigating accounts for possible money laundering or suspicious activity related to the Bank Secrecy Act along with drafting and submission of Suspicious Activities Reports (SAR). Jessica has extensive  experience in both investigations and in managing BSA projects. Jessica is CAMS certified (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist), is a member of National ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) and is a member of the Central Texas ACAMS Chapter.

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  • Kevin Gulledge

    Kevin Gulledge

    CAMS, Senior Risk Management Consultant 

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    Kevin Gulledge, CAMS, is a Senior Risk Management Consultant with over a decade of experience in the retail banking industry. He worked with mid-sized and large international institutions in a variety of roles, from Teller to New Account Representative to Compliance Analyst to BSA Investigator and BSA Department Manager. He has been in his current role as consultant and educator since 2014, where he has trained institutions on functionality and best BSA/AML practices, as well as calibrated risk-based systems and consulted and worked with BSA officers and regulators on internal and external projects; including program efficiency reviews, policy and procedure drafting, risk assessments and more. Kevin is CAMS-certified and is a member of National ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) and the Central Texas ACAMS Chapter.

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  • Terri Luttrell

    Terri Luttrell

    CAMS-Audit, Senior Manager of Consulting

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    Terri Luttrell is a seasoned AML professional with over 20 years in the banking industry, working both in medium and large community and commercial banks ranging from $2 billion to $330 billion in asset size. She started her banking career in commercial lending, moving to deposit operations and the compliance/fraud arenas where she was Director and AML/OFAC Officer. She has successfully worked with institutions in implementing suspicious activity monitoring programs, installing various automated solutions, and streamlining processes while ensuring all regulatory requirements are met. She has also managed a team of AML investigators for a large/cross border institution giving her an enhanced sense of AML risk in our institutions. Since joining Banker’s Toolbox in 2012, Terri has used her extensive knowledge of BSA/AML Regulations as well as the FFIEC Exam Manual guidance to assist numerous clients in enhancing their suspicious activity monitoring program, improving written procedural practices, and evaluating the institution’s use of their automated systems. She conducts remote individual coaching sessions and group WebEx training sessions for clients based on their needs. Terri is a member of National ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) and is on the Board of the Central Texas ACAMS Chapter. She is CAMS-Audit certified.

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