Ariel Benjamin Mannes

Chief Compliance Officer

  Philadelphia, PA, USA

Ariel Benjamin Mannes is a proven leader in compliance,
investigations, emergency preparedness and asset protection with 24 years of professional experience with public, private and nonprofit employers. Expert in efficient planning, leadership & program development.

Work Experience

Chief Compliance Officer  •  Confidential

June 2019 - Present

A. Benjamin Mannes is responsible for the development and leadership of internal risk management policies, procedures and training that ensures regulatory compliance for a diversified financial services support company supporting a $500M portfolio of client organizations nationwide.
. Conducted investigations into reported compliance policy & safety violations, information breaches, and internal allegations.
. Provides guidance, advice, and/or training programs to improve business' understanding of related laws and regulatory requirements for banking, OSHA, human resources, EEOC, HIPAA, FAA, FINRA and SEC requirements.
. Develop AML/BSA/KYC reporting procedures and compliance strategies for potential regulatory issues relating to TILA, GLBA, PCI, SOX, UDAP/UDAAP,
TCPA, FDCPA, ADA, HIPAA and other policies.
. Worked for & interacted with regulators, legal counsel, SEC and court - appointed receivers on compliance issues.
. Developed and implemented business continuity & safety policies to assure operations during the COVID-19 outbreak of 2020.

Director  •  Office of Investigations

June 2008 - January 2017

Greater Philadelphia Area
Ariel Benjamin Mannes led the Chief Security Officer CSO and Head of Global Compliance Investigations role for North America's largest medical board, leading programs overseeing asset protection, risk management, vulnerability assessment, business continuity and the integrity of board certification for an organization of 200 employees serving over 225, 000 physician stakeholders in 5, 000 vendor locations worldwide.

Coordinated preliminary to full-field audits & investigations into compliance, trade secrets, copyright infringement, security leaks, internal matters and healthcare fraud. Assisted legal counsel with the preparation and execution of legal and administrative plans and actions relating to security & exam integrity issues. Oversaw global vendor compliance of exam security standards.

Performed internal and external security threat & risk assessment functions.
Conducted due diligence on new initiatives and vendors.

Acted as the board's Emergency Manager, overseeing disaster mitigation, business continuity and resilience planning & response initiatives. Coordinated continuity of operations plans and policies with the CIO and Information
Technology staff to ensure that continuity plans were in sync. 

Personally managed the twenty-seven 27 member Emergency Response Team.

Provided liaison with the inspector general and law enforcement communities, industry security & emergency management committees, and assessment working groups. Oversaw the operation of 24/7 telephone and email exam integrity tiplines. Personally represented the Board to testing organizations, healthcare societies and the Association of Inspectors General; as well as at numerous conferences and professional meetings nationwide. Assisted numerous related organizations on behalf of the board's exam integrity initiatives. Developed nationally recognized best practices in security management.

Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia

Police Officer 6D/CDU/SOCC  •  DHS

June 1999 - June 2009

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Ariel Benjamin Mannes conducted law enforcement & investigative duties in high-crime areas for one of the nation's busiest police agencies. Conducted community risk assessments & communicated crime prevention strategies, speaking at community meetings.

Served in special assignments as a member of the nationally-recognized Civil Disturbance Unit; with deployments including Y2K preparedness ops, Presidential protection, WTO/IMF Protests; and was detailed to the Joint Operations Command Center, serving during the 9/11 attacks, DC-area sniper task force and other intelligence-led assignments.

Federal Law Enforcement Officer  •  US General Services Administration, Federal Protective Service

January 1997 - June 1999

Early in his career, Ariel Benjamin Mannes served with the law enforcement arm of the federal government's primary property manager, enforcing federal and state laws with an emphasis on force protection and anti-terrorism in the New York/New Jersey federal community GSA Region 2 home to more than 70 federally owned facilities and more than 22 million square feet of government-owned and leased space. This position taught was both law enforcement, but also included the duties as a physical security specialist and compliance inspector, charged with cutting-edge security systems and practices while conducting a unique combination of law enforcement patrol & investigative work and oversight of a myriad of different GSA security guard and facilities contractors.

Assigned to the New York Terrorist Trials Operations Command NYTTOC detail with the US Marshals Service, New York City Police Department NYPD, Federal Bureau of Investigations FBI, and Federal Bureau of Prisons; performing special security task force assignments following the trials of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombers, Sheik Omar Abdul Rachman, and the 1998 Al-Qaeda indictment for the twin embassy bombings in Africa at numerous sensitive locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Northern New Jersey to include the World Trade Center, Federal Courthouses and other locations .


California Coast University

Master of Arts M.A. Organizational Leadership

2016 - 2017

SUNY Empire State College

Bachelor of Science BS Criminal Justice

1994 - 2016

West Virginia University

Epidemiology,Emergency Management and Forensic

2010 - 2011


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