Marco O'Antonio: senior IT examiner.

MARCO D'ANTONIO has 18 years of experience as a bank examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). He currently serves as a Senior Information Technology (IT) Examiner. Mr. D'Antonio is particularly experienced in the information technology, anti-money laundering, and terrorist financing review of financial institutions. As a bank examiner, Mr. D'Antonio has served as the Subject Matter Expert in Information Technology and Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering from 2002 through 2008. He is a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a certification recognized worldwide by employers in both the private industry and government sectors.

In his tenure at FDIC, Mr. D'Antonio served as Examiner-in-Charge for numerous complex financial institutions in the safety and soundness examinations, and assisted in various data centers' IT examinations. Also, Mr. D'Antonio has participated in numerous money laundering examinations and investigations. In addition to his responsibilities as a bank examiner, Mr. D'Antonio currently serves as a Corporate Recruiter for FDIC and a Diversity Coordinator in the Austin/Lubbock Territory of FDIC. His primary responsibility as a Diversity Coordinator is promoting increased diversity among the FDIC field offices in the Austin and Lubbock territories.

  1. When and why did you join the FDIC? What has the experience been like?

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is such a phenomenal place to work. It has excellent career and developmental opportunities, an emphasized work/life balance, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits. I joined FDIC a couple years after completing my education at the University of Southern California. I actually learned of opportunities at the FDIC through a networking experience, and am so thankful that I followed through with the reference to apply. I began my career as a Risk Management Examiner Trainee in FDIC's Lubbock Field Office in Lubbock, Texas. FDIC provides many rotational opportunities for examiners to explore various careers within the Corporation. One can specialize in many areas such as accounting, capital markets, fraud, bank secrecy, information technology (IT), trust--the list goes on. During my tenure specializing as a Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Specialist for over six years in the area of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Activities, I examined banks' operating systems for threats to security and monitored for fraudulent transactions...

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