Section 2 Financial Intelligence Solutions, LLC
Debra Geister is Manager and CEO of Section 2 Financial Intelligence Solutions. Section 2 (S2) focuses exclusively on the tracking and documentation of the “hybrid threat.” She and her team are passionate about education and detection of transnational criminal organizations in our financial systems.
Previously Geister was Managing Director for AML Advisory Services at Matrix International Financial Services. Geister has 15 years of experience in leadership roles in banking compliance. She worked at US Bank as a VP of Risk and Compliance and spent three years at Meta Bank as Senior Vice President, leading the combined Fraud and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Unit. She successfully helped the bank to emerge from a cease and desist order.
Geister also spent nearly 10 years with LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In her various roles there she worked as a subject matter expert and product strategy lead for the AML and Fraud business lines.While at LexisNexis, she worked with big data and analytics, predictive modeling, product strategy and road map design. She was also instrumental in driving customer engagement and cross-functional team development. Her accomplishments include driving thought leadership and market interaction for the company which resulted in a leading market position and strong double-digit product growth year over year.
Geister has a degree in Speech Communications from Southwest Minnesota State University and has worked in broadcast media. She continues to be a frequent featured industry speaker and contributor.