Robert Mazur has earned global acclaim as one of the world’s leading experts about the financial escapades of the underworld. His life is the subject of two books, an internationally released film, and soon, a second internationally released film. For 5 years, in the eyes of organized crime leaders, he was a sophisticated mob- connected money launderer that helped manage their illicit fortunes. His clients, some of the most famous and deadly drug cartel bosses, offered a $1/2 million price tag for his head when arrests were made around the world and he was revealed to be a highly-trained U.S. federal undercover agent.
Robert is the New York Times bestselling author of The Infiltrator, a memoir about the first half of his undercover life acting as a conduit between Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Drug Cartel and corrupt senior international bank executives that cleaned billions in blood-stained money. The Infiltrator was the basis for the internationally released major motion picture by the same name, starring Bryan Cranston and other globally known cast members.
Robert has transformed his underworld experience and current day involvement in the financial crime field into remarkable lessons for today’s business sector. His presentations, all of which are uniquely designed for each client, have received tremendous acclaim from an extraordinarily wide range of major business and public sector members. He has been highly recommended by Industry leaders at financial institutions, law firms, compliance trainers, auditing firms, CPE certification agencies, transaction monitoring firms, fund management firms, professional associations, educational institutions, regulatory agencies, fraud prevention companies, artificial intelligence producers, cyber security companies, financial service providers, law enforcement agencies, charitable organizations & fraud prevention associations.
In 2022, his second book, The Betrayal, was released in North America and several European countries. It chronicles a second multi-year undercover assignment as a money launderer he carried out after the events in his earlier book. The Betrayal, which is also being developed as a motion picture that will star Bryan Cranston, focuses not only on his infiltration of money launderers, corrupt bankers, drug kingpins in Colombia’s Cali Cartel, and the Panamanian underworld, but also addresses his near death at the hands of a law enforcement colleague, a mole for the underworld within DEA, who secretly compromised his undercover identity.
After completing his government service, Robert managed a global investigative and consulting firm that addressed current day criminal activity in virtually every corner of the world on behalf of clients that included numerous international banks and law firms. He is now the President of KYC Solutions, Inc., a firm that provides speaking, expert witness, and consulting services to companies worldwide.
Mr. Mazur offers unique first-hand insights to improve your team’s ability to identify and effectively neutralize sensitive risk. As an undercover agent, he witnessed techniques employed by his corrupt contacts within the financial markets that, to this day, are readily seen in current bank scandals. Anyone responsible for the moral compass of an institution should have a clear understanding of what those techniques are. Without the proper insight, these behaviors routinely fly below the radar screen, placing institutions in danger of major risk and repercussions. Regardless of the nature of your financial crime-related risk, he can become a critical member of your team to help decipher core risk issues and formulate the best plan to neutralize that risk. Robert Mazur has previously consulted at international banks, law firms, hedge funds, foreign exchange organizations and money service businesses on these issues.
Robert shares insights about how he was trained to manage stress, and the secrets he learned about how to enhance rapport, gain trust, and earn credibility under the most challenging circumstances. Robert keeps audiences on the edge of their seats as he delivers vivid insight about how his undercover assignments took him to the brink of death, as he won the confidence of ruthless killers who rarely allow anyone to infiltrate their deadly organizations.
Robert helps audiences recognize that the lessons engrained in him by psychologists and trainers provide a foundation for people from all walks of life to heighten their ability to successfully connect with their superiors, employees, peers and clients.
Robert Mazur delivers several different types of compelling presentations. In his standard Keynote, he explains his amazing life in the underworld as a money launderer for Colombian cartels, as well as the techniques used by the most sophisticated money launderers in the world then, and today.
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"I have been curating the CLSA Forum for more than a decade and was delighted to have Mr. Mazur on board. Typically, we only invite people whose style we can preview online, but given the sensitive nature of his material, this was not an option. Glowing reviews from other sponsors swayed us, and the reaction from participants told us we made the right decision. A consummate professional, formidable presenter and respectful guest, Mr. Mazur is detail- oriented in content, delivery and logistics. He scores 10 out of 10 in my book."
Grace Hung, Global Content Director, CLSA Limited
"I highly recommend Robert Mazur as a keynote speaker and presenter. His presentation to our audience was one of the best we ever had. There are very few people in the world like Robert and we are happy we had the opportunity to have him in Sweden for our Executive Days Conference where he thrilled the audience."
Nicklas Ostling, CEO, Bestseller PR AB
"We were thrilled and honored to have Mr. Mazur give the keynote presentation at our Annual User Conference in Washington, DC. We highly recommend Mr. Mazur as a keynote speaker and presenter. He has experience and an industry perspective that is unparalleled; our customers and staff alike were fully engaged in his presentation. Mr. Mazur was able to provide invaluable and rare insights."
Niki Pryor, Director of Marketing, Verafin
"Robert Mazur was a featured keynote presenter at the Federal Bar Association (FBA) National Convention & Annual Meeting. We were thrilled and honored that Mr. Mazur was able to present for us. Mr. Mazur is not only one of the bravest and most accomplished undercover agents in the history of U.S. law enforcement, he is also a master storyteller. Even those of us who had seen the movie The Infiltrator, with Bryan Cranston playing Mr. Mazur, were constantly amazed throughout Mr. Mazur’s presentation by the jaw-dropping moments he described about his undercover work embedded within the Medellin drug cartel."
Michael P. Matthews, President, Federal Bar Association
"A fantastic presentation. Our survey of attendees scored Robert Mazur’s presentation a 4.79 out of 5.0. Survey comments included, “Great event. Keynote speaker (Mazur) was amazing.”, “Robert Mazur was engaging and provided a great high-level overview of how all this crazy money laundering was facilitated”, and “This was a very eye-opening session? My favorite of the conference”."
Joe Scotto, VP of Americas Marketing, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
"Thanks for an amazing webinar. Hands down one of the most entertaining and informative events that I've attended."
Vasta Narasimha, Chief Operating Officer & CFO, ComplyAdvantage
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