First AML hires ex-Adyen executive Sam Halse as Chief Operating Officer

Sam Halse, Chief Operating Officer at First AML

Sam Halse joins First AML after previously helping build the global Fintech company Adyen, where he held multiple roles and spent the last five years as the global Chief Operating Officer (COO). Halse played a significant role in the growth of the business, helping take it from 30 people when he joined to over 1200 people and a public company valued at EUR 20 billion.

What does Halse bring to First AML in his role?

The last product he helped build at Adyen included a Customer Onboarding engine for millions of Marketplace and Platform clients. Halse also brings significant knowledge around working in global environments, having spent five years in Europe and four years in North America. 

First AML CEO and Co-Founder Milan Cooper said, “Sam brings a wealth of experience in the tech industry and a track record of success that will offer a tremendous competitive advantage to First AML as we expand our footprint and work towards growth objectives.” 

Milan Cooper, Chief Executive Officer at First AML

“We are pleased to welcome Sam to the First AML team and will benefit greatly from his leadership and expertise as we continue to execute on our aggressive expansion strategy.” 

What were Halse’s thoughts on the new role?

“I am excited to join First AML and work alongside this talented leadership team during such a pivotal time for First AML,” said Sam Halse, Chief Operating Officer of First AML.

“I saw the pain of needing to onboard millions of clients first hand and am excited about the vision that First AML has to create a holistic onboarding solution while facilitating the re-use of KYC data via a complex-entity KYC passport. I can’t wait to get started and am excited about the recent launch of the UK and for what the next 10 years holds for the business.”

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