William Voorhees

Head of FIU & High-Risk Business Management
Silicon Valley Bank

WILLIAM J. VOORHEES is the Interim BSA Officer & Head of the FIU at Silicon Valley Bank, a Silicon Valley- based, international financial institution that serves technology, life science, and venture capital markets. SVB operates globally with offices in the US, UK, Cayman Islands, India, Israel and China. Will works with innovative new payment method companies and the venture firms that back them. He also introduced an Enhanced Due Diligence group and functions into SVB to safely onboard and monitor its high-risk clients. Due to the uniqueness of SVB’s client base in high tech, Will has had the opportunity to be involved with emerging technologies in virtual platforms, electronic currencies, and nontraditional payment methods. Over the past few years, Will has become an expert in payments and digital currencies, including Bitcoin, and has spoken on the topic to numerous professional groups and government agencies all over the world. Will is a former police officer and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting and Master’s degree in Forensic Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and is a former founding co-chair of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Northern California Chapter and the ACAMS Greater Phoenix Chapter and also serves on the speaker faculty for ACAMS conferences and learning events.