- Investigator, Financial Intelligence Unit at Western Union
- Analyst, Global AML Investigations at Western Union
- Senior Specialist, Global AML Investigations at Western Union
Allison is a Senior Consultant based in New York at Exiger Analytics, a specialized division that combines cognitive computing with deep domain and systems expertise to deliver the firm's data-driven solutions and services. She has advanced training in global white-collar crime investigations, data mining/data extraction software and computer forensics techniques.
Allison joined Exiger from Western Union, where she was an Investigator focused primarily on AML Compliance. In this role, she recommended risk-based business approaches to mitigate money laundering and terrorist financing. With extensive transaction monitoring and case management experience, Allison identified many international typologies and trends in the US, EMEA and APAC, including Terminal Emulation Fraud scams based in China. She also developed a typology involving Middle Eastern currency exchange services that attempted to avoid economic sanctions.
Allison is specialized in big data, has conducted predictive modeling, and executed ad hoc queries of structured and unstructured data using SQL and other programming languages. She has also produced analytic judgements and intelligence assessments using advanced analytics and business intelligence applications including Tableau, IDEA, SAS, and i2. Prior to the automation industry of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and Suspicious Matter Reports (SMRs), Allison developed and deployed multiple automation tools based on existing investigations, as well as a data manipulation tool that transformed data for analysis.
- Carlow University, M.S., Fraud and Forensics
- California University of Pennsylvania, B.S. (with honors), Computer Forensics
- Presidential Scholar
- District Service Award