Meet The Team

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 Crypto-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.

    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 crypto-related businesses and our crypto-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.

  • Connie Cothran, AAP

    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 in payments compliance, risk management and BSA/AML.

    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 in payments compliance, risk management and BSA/AML.

    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 crypto-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 crypto-friendly banks as they set up their internal digital currency banking programs. Connie also works with our team to recruit new crypto-friendly bank partners.

  • Heydi Jiron

    Compliance Officer

    Heydi has been an integral part of the AML/BSA Compliance strategy since the company’s inception. A Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Cryptocurrency Expert (CCE), a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) and brings more than 15 years’ experience in financial compliance to the company.

    Heydi has been an integral part of the AML/BSA Compliance strategy since the company’s inception. A Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Cryptocurrency Expert (CCE), a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) and brings more than 15 years’ experience in financial compliance to the company.

    Having worked for BankLine’s sister company (National Check & Currency) for more than 10 years managing compliance for 100 or more MSB client banking relationships, handling complex risk management activities, fraud mitigation, balance reconciliation and dishonored items management, Heydi’s work has shaped growth and provided sustainability for the company and its clients.

    Heydi’s primary responsibility is to ensure all regulatory requirements for both Cryptocurrency client businesses and Crypto-friendly financial institution partners remain current with the ever changing regulatory terrain.

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