About Robert Mazur
Robert Mazur has earned global acclaim as one of the world’s leading experts on the financial escapades of the underworld. There is no one with more first-hand knowledge about how international black money markets launder nearly $2 trillion in criminal proceeds annually. For years, in the eyes of organized crime leaders he was a highly successful mob connected money launderer that helped manage their illicit fortunes.
He spent five years as a deep undercover agent for US, UK, French and other government law enforcement, gathering evidence that led to some of the largest money laundering prosecutions in history. The only undercover agent in the world to have infiltrated so deeply into the inner circle of financial crime, his experience is unique. He’s seen how the system works from the inside, and the insights he holds are so valuable that the criminal world offered $1/2 million for his death.
Author of The New York Times Best Seller book ‘The Infiltrator’, his true-life story of the undercover operation that led to over 100 prosecutions, Robert Mazur is also the inspiration behind the internationally released major motion picture ‘The Infiltrator’, starring Bryan Cranston and Diane Krueger. He’s told his story, and now he’s prepared to share his insider knowledge with financial institutions and companies around the world to continue his work of stamping out corruption. Robert Mazur can arm your institution with knowledge, the best weapon there is in the fight against organized criminal conduct.
His accomplishments include a highly successful 27 year career as a U.S. federal agent and 17 years of private sector work as an expert witness, consultant and investigator for both defense counsel and governments. As part of his recent private sector experience he has debriefed many high level drug traffickers and money launderers concerning their current day methods of operation.
Mr. Mazur is a contributor to money laundering related programing that has aired on PBS, ABC, CNN, Univision, BBC and hundreds of other TV and radio networks. He is widely published on the issues of money laundering. His articles have been published in journals and many media outlets, including the NY Times. He is certified in both U.S. and Canadian courts as an expert in money laundering.
Robert Mazur delivers several different types of compelling presentations. In his standard Keynote, he explains his amazing life in the underworld as a money launderer for Colombian cartels, as well as the techniques used by the most sophisticated money launderers in the world then, and today.
For audiences looking for more in-depth details about specific methods of laundering and detecting money laundering threat, Mr. Mazur provides varying lengths of Master Classes that dissect documents and chart the path of dirty money through methods only generally referenced by most money laundering experts.
Attendees of Mr. Mazur’s Master Classes have offered great acclaim concerning his presentations:
- Mr. Mazur is an excellent speaker and I appreciate the opportunity to attend this conference.
- The Presentation was simply amazing, eye-opening and informative. By far the best event at this year’s conference.
- The event (Mazur’s presentation) was the most amazing and worthwhile thing I did at the conference.
- Best and most applicable information, best networking setting.
- This was an amazing presentation.
- This event turned out to be the highlight of the ACAMS Conference. The majority of the ACAMS sessions provided general overviews, common practices and general insights. This class provided specific instances, focused on the case study Robert Mazur provided, as well as techniques he used to launch his long forward approach to what attracts high level money launderers.
- This was a very eye-opening session! My favorite of the conference.
Mr. Mazur also uses his extraordinary accomplishments to deliver an important message about “The Power of Team Building”. He helps organizations in all fields to recognize that attaining the impossible goal can only be achieved through a formula that promotes the power of “team”. He walks organizations through the process he and his team designed to achieve goal success. Steps that ensure clearly analyzing goals, properly training staff, designing an effective business plan, dedicating employees to the plan, and making reality based adjustments all establish a foundation from which any team can achieve greatness.
All of Mr. Mazur’s presentations weave their theme with the truth of his success, documented in his book, ‘The Infiltrator’, which was the basis of the internationally released film of the same name, starring Bryan Cranston.
Mr. Mazur is a riveting speaker and educator, his firsthand experiences offer a unique insight. He has trained tens of thousands of compliance officers, law enforcement officers, attorneys, bankers and businessmen from all walks of life. He has lectured at leading financial conferences, law enforcement academies, universities and conventions of all types around the world.
Mr. Mazur’s presentations take his audiences to ground zero of reality. He shares the secrets he learned from the world’s most notorious corrupt members of the financial markets, and he shares unique insights into how you can build your team into a motivated group that is unafraid to achieve “the impossible”.
Mr. Mazur offers unique first-hand insights to improve your team’s ability to identify and effectively neutralize sensitive risk. As an undercover agent, he witnessed techniques employed by his corrupt contacts within the financial markets that, to this day, are readily seen in current bank scandals. Anyone responsible for the moral compass of an institution should have a clear understanding of what those techniques are. Without the proper insight, these behaviors routinely fly below the radar screen, placing institutions in danger of major risk and repercussions. Regardless of the nature of your financial crime-related risk, he can become a critical member of your team to help decipher core risk issues and formulate the best plan to neutralize that risk. Robert Mazur has previously consulted at international banks, law firms, hedge funds, foreign exchange organizations and money service businesses on these issues.
He can help a willing team dramatically improve their ability to identify and manage a sensitive risk that, if not properly addressed, could impose an astronomical cost for reputation loss, the payment of fines and other repercussions.
- Strengthens institutional policies and procedures
- Motivates key compliance employees
- Reduces potential corporate and senior management liability
- Arms personnel with rare knowledge and insights
- Enhances company ability to identify and manage risk
Hear excerpts of Robert Mazur’s consultation with FATF