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Joshua Beardsley


As a member of the firm’s regulatory compliance practice, I lead our team’s compliance service initiatives and engagements in financial services. My primary focus consists of finding compliance solutions for cryptocurrency providers, fintech companies, and any entity subject to SEC/CFTC/OCC compliance regulations.

I help clients who are looking to better manage their compliance function, identify efficiency opportunities, and reduce risk. My experience ranges from Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering program reviews, transaction monitoring programs model validations and tuning, operationalizing new regulations, and managing cryptocurrency risks and new product technologies. Overall, my goal is to ensure my clients can maintain focus on strategic initiatives, while I help mitigate regulatory risks and enhance existing compliance programs.

I enjoy working at Plante Moran because it allows me to help my clients find a more cost-effective way of managing their compliance function. We have access to significant expertise and a talented group of professionals ready and willing to make a positive change for our clients and their organizations.

Prior to joining, I held regulatory compliance leadership positions for 17 years in banks, brokerage houses, alternative asset managers, consulting firms, and regulators. I’m an attorney admitted in New York State, with a law degree from New York Law School, and a B.S. in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading about history and space, cooking, traveling, and trying to beat my son at video games, so far, unsuccessfully.