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Barry Thompson

Barry Thompson

Barry Thompson has worked in the financial services industry for over three decades, holding the positions of security officer, compliance officer, treasurer, senior vice president, and executive vice president. He is the onlyfraud educator in our industry who has worked in senior management position, which affords him unique insight into financial institutions.

During his career, Barry has handled over 900 security cases. He has been involved with investigations and prosecutions on the federal, state, and local levels, and has testified before grand juries, county courts, bankruptcy courts, family courts, and the New York State Supreme Court.

In this position, he organized national conferences. And as a security specialist for ACB (2000-2008), Barry has been involved in all phases of organizing the "National Operations, Technology and Security Conference," including designing and overseeing the conference's security track, hiring conference speakers, and writing the conference manual.

Barry is also an internationally-recognized speaker who has appeared at many financial industry conferences. He has made presentations on communications, leadership, compliance, and financial institution security - including presentations in Brussels to European bankers on internal fraud, at the United Nations on identity theft, and to Japanese bankers on bank security.

Recognizing the increasing importance of compliance in the banking industry, he became a "Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager" in 1997.

Barry has attended prestigious schools held by the American Bankers Association and America's Community Bankers. Among them are the National Trust School, held at Northwestern University in 1999; the National Compliance School, held at The University of Oklahoma in 1997 and Emory University in 2006; and the Investment School at Fairfield University in 1993.

He has put his knowledge and expertise to use as an instructor for both CUNA's Security Institute (2000-2008), and for the Vanderbilt University's "Graduate Banking School" held by the Tennessee Bankers Association (2005-present).

Barry is also a writer who contributes to Bankers' Hotline, and other industry publications. He is the security and compliance "guru" for, and he has been interviewed by Newsweek, Computer World, and other national and regional publications.

Barry's professional and educational background, along with his "Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager" designation, provide him with a depth of experience that very few in the financial services industry can match.

Memberships and Certifications

  • Association of Certified Fraud Investigators (associate member)
  • American Society of Industrial Security (member)
  • Banking "guru" for
  • Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, Institute of Certified Bankers
  • International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (member)
  • National Speakers Association (professional member)
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (member)
  • See all Upcoming and On-Demand training presented by Barry.

    Areas of Expertise: 
    Compliance Consulting
    Security Consulting
    Security Training
    Contact info: 

    You can contact Barry by telephone at (315) 342-5931 or by email His Web site is

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