Nicholas J. Schumann


Nick currently serves as the US Head of Engagement for HSBC’s Financial Crime Threat Mitigation (FCTM) function and is based in New York City. In this role, he provides strategic direction and oversight of the firm's participation in innovative public-private partnerships that share information on financial crime threats, thereby bolstering the bank's ability to proactively identify and more effectively combat financial crime risk. He is also Co-Chair of HSBC’s NYC Chapter for "Valor", the firm’s employee resource group for military/Veterans' advocacy.

Nick also currently serves as a Major in the US Army Reserve and has deployed with the Army to both Kuwait and Iraq. His assignments include supporting Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff and he has earned multiple Joint Service Commendation Medals. Before joining HSBC in 2015, Nick spent nearly seven years with the US Treasury Department’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI). From 2010 to 2015, Nick represented TFI at US Southern Command (Southcom), where he served as the first full-time Treasury advisor to Southcom’s Commanding General and senior staff on illicit finance issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. In this role, he authored analytic products on illicit finance issues and strategic trends in the region to include the money laundering activities of transnational organized crime groups, and helped drive targeted financial measures—such as sanctions—against national security threats in the region.

He earned an MBA from the University of Florida’s Hough Graduate School of Business and his BA in History from UF’s College of Liberal Arts & Science. In 2019, he was named to UF’s inaugural 40 Under 40 list. Nick also earned a Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs.