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Chief Executive Officer & President
Steven C Howell

Steve Howell is the CEO and President of ComplyFirst. Steve is a result driven executive who creates strategic vision and drives sustainable business practices. Steve has held senior leadership roles at Sterling Backcheck developing business models yielding triple digit growth within enterprise markets. Prior to Sterling, Steve spent 15 years at Pall Corporation, a $2.7 Billion public company in various Vice President positions building new and profitable businesses and leading initiatives across North America, Western Hemisphere and the globe. Steve received a BSEE from Hofstra University, MS-MOT from New York University-Poly and graduate certificates from Columbia Business School and University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.


Chief Financial Officer
Patrick Delaney

Pat Delaney is responsible for the planning and financial health of ComplyFirst.  Pat is instrumental in creating and deploying financial plans and supporting strategic and tactical business objectives.   Pat supervises all financial reporting, book-keeping and vendor relations.  As a financial leader Pat brings tremendous experience from several industries.  Pat has been direct contributor in leading company turnarounds as well as being a true visionary and entrepreneur.  Pat’s most recent experience includes Taracom, Inc.,, ION Networks and many large communication companies.  Pat’s education includes degrees from Iona College including BBA and MBA.


Chief Technology Officer
Asif Ahmed

Asif Ahmed joined as an IT Infrastructure and Technology Development leader. Asif has extensive experience with deploying technology infrastructure and process automation and delivering product innovation. Prior to joining ComplyFirst, Asif was the Vice President of Global Technology Operations for Sterling Backcheck. In addition, his prior experience includes VP of Network Operations/Architecture & Engineering with iQor, VP of Information Technology & Engineering for HELP/PSI, Inc., and Principal Manager/Network Architect for the Health & Hospitals Organization supporting all 13 NYC Hospitals and their 1100 remote colocations.  Asif holds a BSc-Computer Science/Mathematics from Polytechnic University.