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the top minds in banking & compliance

The team at BankLine brings experience from top Fortune 100 companies, federal agencies, and financial forensics firms. This cohesive blend of bank industry experience and compliance regulation affords BankLine the opportunity to offer customers unparalleled Bitcoin-friendly banking options.

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Mark Ochab

President and CEO

Mark has over 20 years of experience in local and federal law enforcement agencies, specializing in the financial services and banking sectors. He has extensive experience investigating Bank Secrecy Act violations and working knowledge of United States Titles 18 and 31. As a Federal Agent, he used strong analytical and research skills to investigate and stop large-scale international money laundering organizations.

His experience with the Department of Homeland security has shaped him to be an expert on operational planning and asset management. In addition to his advanced training in asset forfeiture and money laundering investigation, he has consulted on compliance and money laundering detection for financial institutions. His career began in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff for both Lake County and Orange County Florida. After nine years as a sworn officer, he spent time in the private sector as the Chief Consultant for an International Mergers and Acquisitions company, where he created a banking compliance program.

In the past decade, he transitioned back to serving our country as a sworn Federal Agent assigned to the Financial Investigations Group for the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations Unit. He has successfully investigated transnational money laundering organizations, coordinated investigative activities with the United States Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control and was the lead investigator responsible for the repatriation of over $1 Billion US Dollars annually.

As the President and Owner of BankLine, he leverages his extensive knowledge and experience to help our clients stay compliant and secure in every financial transaction. As the regulatory landscape evolves, Mark ensure that both our Bitcoin-related businesses and our Bitcoin-friendly banking partners stay ahead of the curve. During his career, Mark has made strong connections throughout the Federal law enforcement agencies, regulatory and financial communities, which helps him better serve our clients and our network of financial partners.

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Jeffrey Sklar, CPA, CAMS, CFS, CFF

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff is one of the foremost authorities on anti-money laundering compliance issues for non bank financial institutions. He has developed AML compliance programs and training programs for MSB broker/dealers, insurance companies, casinos, and traditional banking institutions. He frequently lectures and runs seminars both nationally and internationally. Jeff has participated in and testified in numerous cases in the industry as a valuation expert.

He is presently the co-chair of the ACAMS annual conference and was the founding Chairman of the NY Metro ACAMS chapter. Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a Certified Fraud Specialist, a Certified Financial Crime Specialist, and he is Certified in Financial Forensics. As the Chief Operating Officer, Jeff draws on decades of experience to lead BankLine’s ongoing business operations. His extensive compliance expertise enables him to support both our Bitcoin-related business clients and our Bitcoin-friendly banking partners with robust and efficient AML guidance.

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Connie Cothran

Chief Compliance Officer

Connie has 29 years of community banking experience in deposit operations, electronic banking, cash management, treasury services, information security, network administration, branch management, deposit compliance, and product implementation. Connie is an Accredited ACH Professional with extensive experience performing ACH audits for financial institutions with Secura Risk Management LLC.

As the Chief Compliance Officer for BankLine, Connie leads the development, implementation, administration, and monitoring of the company-wide Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Compliance Program. In addition, Connie reviews each Bitcoin-related business applicant to ensure that they meet the required criteria for BankLine to accept them as a customer. Her extensive banking career gives her the expertise to assist new Bitcoin-friendly banks as they set up their internal digital currency banking programs. Connie also works with our team to recruit new Bitcoin-friendly bank partners.

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Expect Superior Service

Experienced BankLine staff will help you every step of the way, assisting in preparation of the application documents for presentment to one or more banking partners.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing the best banking solutions in the industry. BankLine services the Bitcoin banking industry, and we make our customer service available 24/7/365.

Trusted By Top Bitcoin Kiosk Operators

BankLine is the only Bitcoin-friendly banking solution that offers a portfolio of redundant Bitcoin-friendly depository institutions willing to serve the varied needs of the virtual currency Industry. Our network of Bitcoin-friendly banks and services helps protect from the threat of bank discontinuance.

BankLine provides banking services to Bitcoin ATM operators, supporting hundreds of locations throughout the United States and its territories.  Our services facilitate business operations and growth, regardless of where a Bitcoin ATM Kiosk is located.

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