Amelia Childress is a Compliance Lead at Square, Inc where she is leading Compliance teams dedicated to Square Capital, Square’s international markets, as well as those focused on Governance, Product Management, and Testing and Monitoring. Amelia has worked in numerous roles for traditional financial institutions in due diligence and financial crimes prior to joining Square in 2012. During her time at Square she has helped build out various areas of their financial crimes program and advise business lines on new product development. Amelia was also Head of Compliance at Fundbox, an online lending startup for small businesses, where she spent two years ensuring the company met the rigorous regulatory requirements in the lending space and launching its bank partnership. She graduated from the Monterey Institute for International Studies with a master's degree in International Policy and a Certificate in Nonproliferation Studies.