About Us


Smith Compliance Consulting is led by Glenna Smith as Managing Director.  Glenna is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), holds an Advanced Certificate in Managing Virtual Currency and Financial Crime Risks, the President of the Barbados Association of Compliance Professionals, Board member of Caribbean Regional Compliance Association (CRCA) and Director and chairs the Banking Committee of Barbados International Business Association (BIBA).

Glenna has gained wide and in-depth knowledge in financial crime, compliance, operational risk and corporate governance during 30 years in financial services. Glenna authors a number of articles and is a very lively presenter who speaks regularly at conferences regionally and internationally on a variety of topics, such as:

  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) / Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (CFT)

  • Human Trafficking & Financial Indicators

  • Managing Virtual Currency & Financial Crime Risks

  • Ensure Your Board Knows What They Need to Know

  • De-risking & Correspondent Banking Issues


Glenna is a hands-on practitioner whose goal is to help achieve better compliance for clients, having worked directly in the field as a Compliance Officer facing regulators, managing inspections and enabling ongoing compliance. Smith Compliance Consulting will create compliance programs from scratch, enhance and update current documentation, facilitate engaging customized AML/CFT training to staff and Board, manage board self-assessments and perform independent reviews and AML/CFT risk assessments.


AML / CFT Qualifications:

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) by ACAMS

  • Financial Intelligence Specialist Designation by ManchesterCF (underway)

  • Advanced Certificate in Managing Virtual Currency and Financial Crime Risks

  • Annually attends Caribbean Regional Compliance Association (CRCA) conference

  • Attends ACAMS events regularly

  • Delivers dozens of training sessions yearly (requiring copious research to be up-to-date)

  • Speaks regularly at conferences regionally and internationally on AML/CFT

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Glenna Smith

Managing Director


Glenna gained in-depth knowledge in compliance, anti-money laundering, counter terrorism financing, financial crime, operational risk and governance during 30 years in the financial services sectorFormerly held the Compliance Officer, AML Officer, Privacy Officer and Ombudsman role at the Toronto head office for a large North American financial institution.