About Consilient

Consilient provides the next generation of technology for the prevention of financial crime. Consilient’s privacy-preserving federated machine learning solution allows financial institutions to more effectively collaborate and share real-time insights without the risks and costs of sharing your data or your customers’ data, allowing for the discovery and management of risk more efficiently and effectively. Consilient is the 21st century answer for best-in-class anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance solutions.

Our Founders

Gary M. Shiffman

Co-Founder & CEO
Gary M. Shiffman applies economic science to combating illicit violence and coercion. He served in the Gulf War, has served as a National Security professional in the U.S. Senate and at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and has led on several DARPA-funded research programs. He is founder and CEO of Giant Oak, and the inventor of GOST, a machine learning-based screening platform. He teaches at Georgetown University and is the author of The Economics of Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2020).

Juan Zarate

Co-Founder & Chair of the Board

The Honorable Juan Zarate is global co-managing partner and chief strategy officer at K2 Integrity. He was the first-ever assistant secretary of the Treasury for terrorist financing and financial crimes, where he led the post-9/11 anti-money laundering and sanctions regime expansion in the United States. He later served as the deputy national security advisor for combatting terrorism, coordinating the U.S. government’s counterterrorism efforts for nearly four years. He is the author of “Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare,” taught for eight years at Harvard Law School, and sits on the boards of several organizations, including Northwestern Mutual, Cambridge Quantum Computing North America, and Guardian Space Technology Solutions.

Our Leadership Team

Laurence Hamilton

Chief Commercial Officer

Connie Hammel

Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey Borowitz

Director of Data Science

Amy Schoeman

Head of Human Resources

Christina Schott

Head of Customer Success

Gerald Werner

Chief Information Security Officer

Senior Advisors

Chris Mattman

Chris Mattmann is the IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer (CTIO) at NASA JPL. As the Division Manager of the AI, Analytics, and Innovative Development Organization in the Information Technology and Solutions Directorate, Mattman ensures that cutting-edge technologies support NASA’s science missions. Mattman has over 20 years of experience at JPL delivering the architecture for the next generation of reusable science data processing systems for NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory, NPP Sounder PEATE, and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Earth science missions. Today, Mattmann contributes to TensorFlow, Google’s technology platform for all things machine learning and has recently finished a book Machine Learning for TensorFlow, 2nd edition published by Manning Publications. He is also the Director of the Information Retrieval & Data Science (IRDS) group at USC and Adjunct Research Professor.

Marc Fungard

Marc Fungard is a senior managing director in K2 Integrity’s Financial Crimes Risk Management practice. With a background in intelligence and analytics Marc develops technology solutions that address the risk and compliance needs of global organizations and identifies how the strategic implementation of technology can enable more efficient, effective, and scalable results for clients. Marc’s career combating financial crimes includes working for HSBC as global head of compliance analytics, leading the HSBC financial intelligence unit (FIU), and working several roles in the U.S. government, such as the senior advisor to the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the director of the Office of Illicit Finance for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Shawn Holtzclaw

Shawn was a Executive Director of The Knoble non-profit, a global network of financial crime professionals with a passion for protecting vulnerable people around the world, including those subject to slavery, trafficking, elder scams and child exploitation. Previously Shawn led businesses in the US and Europe in data and technology. He was the General Manager/SVP, Fraud, Risk and Compliance Solutions at Fiserv. Prior to this Shawn held senior executive positions for Equifax, with $500M+ in revenue responsibility, leading growth of legacy businesses including US Financial Services, UK and Europe, Digital Marketing, and AML/KYC solutions.

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