Auckland-based First AML has named Sam Halse as its new chief operating officer, tasked to scale the anti-money laundering software company towards global growth.
First AML is an ISO 27001 certified startup that provides client onboarding with customer due diligence and anti-money laundering regulation compliance for accountants, financial sevice providers, law firms and real estate agencies.
It was set up in 2018 by Milan Cooper, and counts companies such as Grant Thornton, JLL, KPMG, Minter Ellison Watts and Savills as customers.
Halse will work closely with chief executive Cooper, First AML said.
Trained as a commercial solicitor at the University of Otago, Halse spent over nine years at Dutch fintech Adyen in Amsterdam as its global chief operating officer.
He is also a non-executive director of smart shopping trolley software developer Imagr in Auckland.