Richard Booth
Senior Director, Blockchain & Digital Assets
Western Alliance Bank


Richard Booth is the founding member of Western Alliance Bank’s Blockchain & Digital Assets group, where he serves clients and provides compliance expertise in this emerging area

Mr. Booth joined Western Alliance Bank as an accomplished financial professional specializing in adapting risk and compliance for innovative banking programs. Before joining Western Alliance Bank in early 2022, he held senior-level compliance positions at UBS Signature Bank and Hudson City Savings Bank. He has helped integrate Tassat’s 24 /7 /365 fiat settlement platform at 2 financial institutions.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hall University and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and Leadership Certificate program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton. In addition, he has earned the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Mortgage Banker CRM designations.

When not focused on banking, he is an accomplished triathlete having competed in 17 triathlon’s including the Ironman 70.3 and Ironman 140.6 and organized 2 bank triathlon teams.

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