Full Name
Thomas French
Job Title
Advisory Industry Consultant
Speaker Bio
Thomas French is Senior Financial Services Fraud Advisor at the SAS Institute, the world’s largest privately held software company. Tom provides direct business support to the banking fraud prevention industry by leveraging 30+ years as a bank fraud practitioner. Tom serves as a trusted advisor and builds relationships with current and potential SAS customers working with all levels of the organization. He also assists in the development of next generation Fraud and Security tools and solutions using Machine Learning, AI and advanced rules. Tom joined SAS in January 2019 and lives in Charlotte, NC.

Prior to working at SAS, he spent 15 years at Bank of America in the Enterprise Fraud and Control division and 15 years at Wachovia and its predecessor, First Union National Bank, in the Corporate Loss Management division. There, he worked with the Corporate Loss Management Division on credit, debit, HELOC, and in deposit fraud roles. Tom implemented a series of retail credit fraud prevention strategies, developed and implemented Wachovia’s Information Security Breach Response program and worked on the implementation of several fraud mitigation systems.

Tom has also worked to implement an enterprise high-risk merchant monitoring process, an IRS fraud referral process, and he is a key contributor to regulatory, legislative and rule-making committees. He has served as a prior Vice Chairman of FSR/BITS Fraud Steering Committee and Steering Committee Member and a Statistics Committee member at the ABA.
Thomas French