• Steve Bash
  • Senior Vice President and Manager
  • Department of International Banking & Trade Finance
  • City National Bank
  • Mr. Steven Bash is senior vice president and manager of City National Bank’s International Banking & Trade Finance department. He oversees the bank’s trade finance, trade services, supply chain programs, international credit and portfolio management, risk mitigation, global correspondent banking, and trade advisory services. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of leadership roles with other global financial institutions, including a posting as Managing Director, Hong Kong Branch for CoreStates Bank from 1989-1992. He currently serves as an appointee to the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFCA.), a nonpartisan group of 20 private sector individuals, working on recommendations to increase access to export financing for U.S. small and medium size companies. Mr. Bash is a past president of the Bankers Association of Finance and Trade (BAFT).
  • Lisa Chin, CDCS
  • SVP, AML Compliance Officer - Global Trade & Receivables Finance
  • HSBC Bank
  • Ms. Lisa Chin has had various roles in trade operations for 18 years until she moved into an AML/KYC role at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. In 2015, she moved to HSBC, where she manages an AML advisory team supporting the trade finance business. Ms. Chin is a member of the following BAFT committees/working groups: National Letter of Credit, Trade Compliance and the AML/KYC Working Group. She became a CDCS in 1999 and has remained certified. Ms. Chin is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and a Certified AML and Fraud Professional (ABA). In 2017, she became the Chief Examiner for The London Institute of Banking and Finance’s new Certificate in Trade Finance Compliance.
  • Brian Gordon
  • SVP and Manager, International Banking Group
  • Commerce Bank
  • Mr. Brian Gordon started his banking career at National Bank of Commerce in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1989 while attending the University of Nebraska. After spending a short time in retail banking, he joined NBC’s international department as a trade clerk. In 2000, he moved to Wells Fargo where he focused his calling in the 7 states surrounding Missouri as a business development officer for the Wells Fargo HSBC Trade Bank. He then joined Sovereign Bank in the Mid-Atlantic & New England markets to build from scratch a structured trade finance group. Before returning to the Midwest to join Commerce, he was with HSBC in New York City as an international business development officer covering CT, NJ, NY, PA, MD, VA, and Washington DC. Mr. Gordon joined Commerce Bank in May 2012 to head up the international banking group sales team.
  • Mark Garfield
  • Head, Global Financial Institutions
  • Zions Bancorporation
  • Mr. Mark Garfield’s current role is Head of Global Financial Institutions at Zions Bancorporation responsible for foreign bank relationship development. He joined Zions Bancorporation in 2005. He has over 30 years of banking experience with 25 years in international banking management covering trade finance, trade services, foreign exchange, correspondent banking and product development. Throughout his career he has worked closely with corporate and commercial entities in the Midwest and Western U.S. providing banking support for cross-border trade. Mr. Garfield currently serves as a Director of BAFT and Chair of the Utah District Export Council. He served on the DEC National Advisory Board and Board of the World Trade Center, Utah.
  • Anthony Oriti
  • Senior Vice President and Managing Director
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Mr. Anthony “Tony” Oriti manages the day-to-day activities of the International Banking Division at Umpqua Bank (“Umpqua”). Based in San Francisco, his Division is responsible for International Sales, Credit, Operations, Systems, Product Management and Correspondent Banking programs for Umpqua. The Division provides global working capital, import and export trade cycle finance, foreign exchange services, cash management and liquidity solutions to commercial, corporate and institutional clients of Umpqua. Tony brings over 40+ years of international banking, trade finance and cross-border payments experience to Umpqua. Prior to joining Umpqua, Tony held various senior managerial positions at Greater Bay Bank, Imperial Bank and Bank of America where he was responsible for building International Banking Units from ground up. Tony works with companies involved in international trade requiring traditional trade products and services, foreign exchange services as well as the full spectrum of short and medium financing credit lines. He also works extensively with middle-market customers, freight forwarders and foreign banks, and is very active with various organizations promoting trade in the West Coast Markets of the U.S.
  • Jack Oskvarek
  • SVP, BSA Executive Director / CAMS, CAFP, AMLP
  • Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Mr. Jack Oskvarek, SVP BSA Executive Director for Wintrust Financial, a $28 billion holding company for 15 separately chartered banks and five non-bank subsidiaries, is responsible for enterprise-wide AML/BSA/OFAC functions. His professional experience also includes founding the ACAMS Chicago Chapter, which under his leadership received the 2011 Chapter of the Year Award, and continues to serve as Chair. He serves on various ACAMS Committees, task forces and panels at the National conferences for ACAMS and the ABA. He received the 2016 ACAMS Volunteer of the Year award and the 2016 Leadership Excellence Award from the National Diversity Council.
  • Nick Rocco
  • Strategic Partnerships, Banking Channel
  • Flywire
  • Mr. Nick Rocco is tasked with running their strategic banking channel at Flywire. In this role, he works closely with banks large and small to create and drive partnerships around the Flywire platform. Mr. Rocco helped launch the Commercial Segment at Flywire, which is now the fastest growing segment within the company. Flywire is making an international payment feel domestic, and has some of the more leading edge investors in Bain Capital, Fidelity "F-Prime", and Spark Capital. Nick is a lifelong Bostonian, and in his spare time loves cheering on the GOAT Tom Brady, and spending time with his family up on Lake Winnipesaukee.
  • Mike Salerno
  • Director, Global Banking
  • First National Bank of Omaha
  • Mr. Michael Salerno is the Lead Director of Global Banking at First National Bank of Omaha where he manages a diverse portfolio of corporate and correspondent bank customers. He consults with trade and treasury management professionals to help define, create, and implement effective trade finance, global payments and international risk management solutions. Mr. Salerno specializes in providing foreign exchange and international payment solutions for financial institutions. He is the Treasurer for both the Nebraska District Export Council and the National Association of District Export Councils.
  • Fred Slavin
  • Regional Account Manager
  • SWIFT
  • Mr. Fred Slavin is responsible for managing over 200 SWIFT clients in the United States. He joined SWIFT in 2002 as a senior relationship manger, and has since held a variety of positions related to Global Banking and Payments. Previously, he was with JPMorgan Chase, where he held many positions in sales, product management, product development, and operations. In addition, he has held prior positions in Operations, Product and Sales Management in the Foreign Exchange, Money Transfer, Trade Finance, Check Deposits and Disbursements segments of the bank.
  • Thomas Stapleton
  • Senior Vice President, International
  • People's United Bank, NA
  • Mr. Tom Stapleton is Senior Vice President of International Banking responsible for Trade Finance and Foreign Exchange at People’s United Bank, which he joined in 2013. Prior to People’s United, he was Director, Global Trade & Supply Chain Solutions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Boston. Mr. Stapleton worked over 30 years for Bank of America and its predecessor banks Fleet Bank and Bank of Boston. He is fluent in Spanish, having worked and lived extensively in Latin America and particularly Argentina. Mr. Stapleton is co-chair of Regional Bank Council of the Bankers Association for Foreign Trade (BAFT), Treasurer of the WestConn International Trade Association in Connecticut and is also on the Board of Directors of the International Business Council for the Associated Industries of Massachusetts.
  • Ingrid Wadell
  • Director of Product Development & Innovation
  • First National of Nebraska| First National Bank of Omaha
  • Ms. Ingrid Wadell is Director of Product Development and Innovation at First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO), where she leads Blockchain Research and Development with a focus on education and building partnerships and strategy in blockchain. Prior to her current role, she was Director of Structured Finance and Treasury Risk Management, where she was responsible for FNBO’s market risk management, and Vice President of Derivatives, where she worked with FNBO’s Commercial Lending Group to provide interest rate swap solutions to its customers. Before joining FNBO in 2006, Ms. Wadell was Vice President at UBS in Chicago, where she provided hedging solutions for equity portfolios.
  • Paul Warfield
  • Senior Vice President, Manager International Banking
  • MB Financial Bank, NA
  • Mr. Paul Warfield is Senior Vice President, International Banking Manager at MB Financial Bank. He is responsible for providing oversight and management of MB’s international products and services as well as technology. He joined MB in 2011 and has nearly 25 years’ experience in global banking. Previous to joining MB, Mr. Warfield was Vice President and Director of International Banking at First National Bank of Omaha and has been the Manager of International Banking at National Bank of Commerce, Lincoln, Nebraska. Mr. Warfield is a member of the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) North American Council, Regional Bank Council and the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago.