Frank Ewing

New Executive VP Adds AML Skills, Industry Expertise, and Proven Results to AML RightSource Team

By Frank Ewing | February 7, 2019

When you build a team, any team, whether for sports, elections, or the executive suite, you begin by creating a dream team in your mind. You have a vision of each key player — his or her background, skill set, and expertise. While you aim for the whole package, you know that you’ll have to make a few compromises. You’ll have to trade a little less of one skill for a little more of another.…

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Power in Numbers — Thoughts on AML/BSA to start off 2019, from Frank Ewing, CEO

By Frank Ewing | January 24, 2019

As I was watching football last weekend, and specifically the New Orleans Saints versus the Los Angeles Rams, I was taken by the impact of the Saint’s crowd. The noise inside the stadium seemed deafening and raucous. The fans were passionate. The home team was energized. And then there were the Rams, visibly shook and committing several penalties and mistakes as a result of the crowd noise. Think about that – a group of well-trained,…

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Fail Like Lincoln – A Key to Career Success

By Frank Ewing | April 25, 2016

Abraham Lincoln is rarely associated with failure. But as history tells us, Lincoln was a failed businessman long before he was our sixteenth president. In his early twenties, Lincoln partnered with a gentleman named William Berry and purchased a general store (tavern) in New Salem, Illinois. As the story goes, Berry was a drunkard and Lincoln, for his part, was a teetotaler, often preoccupied with odd jobs and laying the foundation for a congressional run.…

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A Dating Guide for Vendor Due Diligence

By Frank Ewing | March 23, 2016

If you’ve ever had a relationship fade out after a few dates, then odds are you already know what it’s like to have a failed vendor relationship.   At first, you wonder how you could have been so wrong. But after some quiet reflection, you realize that maybe, just maybe, your initial screening process was not as strong as you once thought. As time goes on, you realize the warning signs were present from the…

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To Succeed In 2016, Do More Than Your Job

By Frank Ewing | January 6, 2016

The New Year is upon us – time to eat better, work out more, and focus on career. And, let’s be honest, by “focus on career” what we mean is: “I want to get promoted.” “I want to make more money.” The key to achieving either of these objectives is simple – you must learn the difference between doing your job and creating value. Doing Your Job A job is an exchange of value between two…

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AML Operations: The Top Three Reasons You Aren’t Hitting Production Goals

By Frank Ewing | December 29, 2015

Houston, We Have a Problem We’ve all been in that meeting.  You know, the one where we talk about the number of widgets that need to be assembled by a certain date and the fact that our teams are not assembling them at the pace we intended. I affectionately call this the “ut-oh” meeting. The “ut-oh” meeting is all-too-common, but the good news is that it’s completely avoidable if you can identify and mitigate the top…

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Where Do Good AML Analysts Come From?

By Frank Ewing | December 18, 2015

Lately, this seemingly basic question seems to occupy the minds of AML Compliance Officers and operational types alike. As it turns out, the answer is simple: You need to develop your AML department like a professional sports team – gather a healthy balance of veterans, free agent acquisitions, and a strong core of promising rookies developed by your farm system. On its face, this might appear as an oversimplified metaphor to a pressing issue, but…

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