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About Us Ending Financial Crime. Together.

Anti-Money Laundering in financial institutions is ripe for change. While Rule-based legacy systems from the pre-Cloud and pre-AI era are the norm, expanding regulations are demanding more from legacy systems than they can give. All without solving the issue of the huge number of false-positive alerts and truly detecting money laundering. 

Hawk AI’s mission is to help financial institutions detect financial crime more effectively and efficiently using AI to enhance rules and find anomalies.

Our Success Story

Transforming the Way We Fight Financial Crime

Hawk AI was founded in Munich in 2018 by experienced fintech entrepreneurs Wolfgang Berner and Tobias Schweiger, who saw the potential for a fresh start in technology for AML and regulatory compliance. Our technology dramatically reduces false-positive alerts by applying fully transparent and auditable Machine Learning to high-volume transactions. The company’s solution was also designed from the ground up to form a platform for secure and privacy-compliant information sharing between multiple financial institutions. Ultimately, Hawk AI aims to become the new “gold standard” in AML worldwide, contributing significant cost savings for financial institutions alongside fighting financial crime effectively.

Leadership Team

A Committed Team With Leading Expertise in Data, Technology, Banking and Compliance

Tobias Schweiger HAWK:AI Management
Co-Founder & CEO

Tobias Schweiger

Wolfgang Berner HAWK:AI
Co-Founder & CTO/CPO

Wolfgang Berner

Maximilian Riege
Chief Risk Officer

Maximilian Riege

Falk Schubert
Chief Revenue Officer

Falk Schubert

Michael Shearer
Chief Solution Officer

Michael Shearer

Grit Rühling website
Head of Product

Grit Rühling

Felix Berkhahn Website
Chief Data Scientist

Dr. Felix Berkhahn

Josef Etz website
Vice President of Technology

Josef Etz

Lazar Pasajlic
Head of Customer Success

Lazar Pasajlic

Ciaran O'Kane
Head of Finance

Ciarán O’Kane

Paulina Wolf website
Head of People Operations & Chief of Staff

Paulina Wolf

Chris Caruana
Vice President of Strategy

Chris Caruana

Sarah Merker
Senior Vice President of Marketing

Sarah Merker

Steve Liu
General Manager - US

Steve Liu

Robin Lee, General Manager of APAC
General Manager - APAC

Robin Lee

Bernhard Altendorfer
Lead Architect

Bernhard Altendorfer

Sean Jones website
Head of Solution Consulting

Sean Jones

Selected Partners
Visa Hawk AI
Mambu marketplace