Scheeler Devis

Project: New-York, US; Agro-industry: Production of Syrup, Alcohol, Charcoal and Purified Water

I am a 1993 graduate of Pace University Business School with a major in Finance. Currently, as a consultant, I am working as an AML/BSA/SANCTIONS Compliance Officer for BBVA Compass Bank in NY. Also, I am managing a team at SCHELANED S.A, the parent company of Radio-Tele Heritage, CBG Warehouse and Heritage Computer Center in the City of Petit Goave, Haiti.

Prior to BBVA I have worked at UBS Investment Bank in Stanford, CT as a Compliance Officer for the Anti Money Laundering and Financial Intelligence Monitoring group. I started my career in operations in 1992 at Dean Witter, now JP Morgan Chase, where I have covered various phases of financial operations.  I have worked at FINRA for ten years primarily as an Examiner and Surveillance Manager.

Before leaving FINRA as a Field Supervisor in October 2005, I had the opportunity to examine book& records and financial strength of major Wall Street firms. During my tenure at FINRA, I managed a team of examiners; I specialized in AML, Financial Operations, Corporate Debt, Trade Reporting for Equities & TRACE eligible securities, Mutual Fund and Municipal securities.

Like at BBVA, At UBS, I was responsible for monitoring all Investment Banking and Corresponding banking transactions of major corporations in the United States and the world. I have routinely interacted with the financial world and governmental agencies responsible for enforcing international laws related to money laundering.

In June 2006, I have opened my first company in Haiti, Radio-Tele Heritage. Over the years, I acquired at least 12.9 hectares of land in Haiti, for the sole purpose of opening the Distillery Clairin Bon Gout De Notre Dame, a charcoal producing plant and a purified water plant. In April 2010, I have opened CBG Warehouse, a distributor of alcohol, soft drink and alimentary products.  Through these ventures, I have learned the alcohol market in Haiti, the soft drink business, how to deal with the governmental agencies, the risks facing firms in Haiti, and the overall system and mentality.