Laurence Hamilton named Consilient’s Chief Commercial Officer and Christina Schott named Head of Customer Success

ARLINGTON, Va. – Consilient, a fintech innovator revolutionizing financial crimes compliance, today announced two appointments to its senior leadership team. Laurence Hamilton has been appointed as Consilient’s chief commercial officer, and Christina Schott will be head of customer success, effective immediately. 

“We are thrilled to welcome two such skilled professionals as Laurence and Christina, with their expansive global breadth of experience, strong understanding of financial institutions, and diverse expertise,” said Shawn Holtzclaw, Consilient president & chief legal officer. 

Laurence Hamilton joined Consilient after helping launch a UK-based digital bank, JN Bank UK, as their chief commercial officer. Prior to this, Hamilton was the managing director of two high-growth international data and SaaS businesses for Equifax Inc. Hamilton has spent over two decades working in data and analytics, developing international market strategies and new product development for credit, fraud and anti-money laundering solutions. 

“I am passionate about using data-led insights to streamline all aspects of a financial institution’s operational activities. Consilient is in a unique position to address the challenge of improving the fight against financial crime through the groundbreaking approach of utilizing federated machine learning to share learning without the risks and complexities of data sharing. The future of this new approach is fascinating to me,” remarked Hamilton. “What the Consilient team has built is remarkable, and that is why I am energized to help Consilient on its journey to change the industry.”

Christina Schott joins Consilient from BMO Harris Bank, where she served as manager of fraud operations strategy and was responsible for the department’s transformation. Prior to joining BMO Harris Bank, Schott specialized in digital banking and fraud risk strategy and transformation services. She brings over 18 years of technology experience, implementing flexible, scalable solutions for fraud, identity and authentication risk mitigation with a focus on the customer experience. 

“Consilient’s technology is like nothing I’ve seen before in this industry,” said Schott. “The versatility of Consilient’s DozerTM solution allows financial institutions to address a myriad of challenges in their battle to prevent fraud, money laundering and cyber risks in their organizations. The advanced ability for anomalous behavior detection enables organizations to protect their customers, ensure regulatory compliance and reduce operational expense.”  

“Our continued growth means that we can bring the Consilient difference to more areas of the financial crimes sector and create a seamless experience for our customers. We are excited to welcome Laurence and Christina to the team as we work to revolutionize how the world fights financial crime and fraud,” said Gary Shiffman, CEO and co-founder of Consilient.

Learn more about Consilient and its financial crimes compliance solution here.

About Consilient

Founded through a partnership between K2 Integrity (www.k2integrity.com) and Giant Oak (www.giantoak.com), Consilient is the 21st century answer for best-in-class anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance solutions. 

Consilient’s DozerTM solution is a behavioral-based, machine learning-driven utility and governance model design that enables financial institutions to more effectively share information about risks and illicit actors in real time, while adhering to privacy protections and data localization restrictions. Consilient uses federated learning, which allows financial institutions to access and interrogate data sets in different institutions, databases, and even jurisdictions via transfer learning to discover previously unknown but existing risks.

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