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As an avid golfer, I’m in the pursuit of playing the top 100 courses in the United States. I’ve managed to check all the boxes in Michigan and am currently working through the rest of the Midwest.
Brad Birkholz
Principal, CRCM, CAMS


I provide risk advisory and regulatory compliance consulting services to financial institutions and nonbank entities such as financial technology (fintech) companies and money service businesses. My specialties include compliance program development and implementation, independent Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) reviews, validating financial crime models, and compliance audits involving the letter regulations.

My clients appreciate that I’m able to recommend compliance solutions that aren’t only effective and appropriate for their unique risk profile, but that are operationally sensible. This approach of balancing risk management and business needs has provided for more effective strategies that are sustainable over the long term.

With more than 10 years of experience, I regularly present on BSA/AML and compliance hot topics to various banking and industry associations. I belong to the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and the American Bankers Association (ABA). Previously, I served as co-chair for the Michigan ACAMS chapter. I have a B.S. from Grand Valley State University.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy golfing, skiing, and spending time with my wife, son, and golden retriever.