History


The Doyle Group LLC was established in 1999 by Geoff Doyle as a licensed private investigative firm with its principal offices in New York and New Jersey in order to provide premier investigative services to law firms, corporations, domestic and international financial institutions, and top tier consulting firms. In 2003 Geoff Doyle joined an international investigative and consulting services firm where in 2004 he founded and managed the firm’s new Anti-Money Laundering (AML) practice. This practice built and provided teams of investigators to financial institutions and “Big Four” accounting firms responding to regulatory mandated AML remediation orders. Beginning in 2004 Geoff and his colleagues began to build a database of the most qualified and experienced anti-money laundering investigators available for AML project work that became and remains the anchor of its AML services. During the next three years they provided teams and fully staffed remediation projects at numerous international financial institutions including, among others, a large Northern European Bank, a large Japanese Bank, a mid-Atlantic super regional bank, a large German bank, a large US private bank, and a large UK and Far East centered bank.

In 2008 Geoff Doyle left that firm to reconstitute The Doyle Group in order to continue to serve both his AML and investigative clients in a manner consistent with the reputation established over the previous nine years. Since then, Geoff and his colleagues have provided exceptional AML investigative teams to numerous large international banks as well as domestic financial institutions of all sizes across the United States in addition to premium investigative services to myriad legal, corporate and private clients.

Bill Carden, who had previously worked with Geoff Doyle at both the FBI and the prior investigative firm, joined The Doyle Group in August of 2009 as a principal. On January 1, 2010, The Doyle Group began operating as Doyle Carden Group. Bill's accumulated 35 years of investigative and anti-money laundering experience added significantly to both the capabilities and the reputation of the firm. After more than 12 years working with Geoff Doyle and seven years in the active management of Doyle Carden Group, Bill decided to retire at the end of 2016, although he remains affiliated with the firms in an advisory capacity.

Personnel


Geoff Doyle is the founder of The Doyle Group which was established in 1999 as an investigative firm with its principal offices in New York City and New Jersey. From 2003 until 2008 Geoff was Managing Director and ultimately an owner of an international investigative firm where he founded and chaired the firm’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) practice in 2004. While there he provided the investigative resources for major AML remediation projects at numerous international financial institutions which were under Regulatory Consent Decrees and Deferred Prosecution Agreements. In 2008 Geoff left to reconstitute The Doyle Group, which now operates as Doyle Carden Group LLC to provide both AML staffing and consulting as well as a full range of investigative services to the same clientele he had worked with in his prior positions.

Geoff is a former FBI Agent and Supervisor who retired in 1999 after nearly 30 years of governmental service. For nine of those years he served in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviator. Between his time in the US Navy and the FBI, Geoff worked as an investment broker with Bache, Halsey, Stuart, Shields and since his FBI retirement he has worked as a principal consultant for the National Drug Intelligence Center and for a dot-com start-up during the early 2000’s. He has also served as a member of a foundation that focused on at-risk youth in Plainfield, New Jersey.

Geoff has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2004.

He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, MA and obtained a Masters’ Degree from Golden Gate University.

William Goss joined the Doyle Group Companies in March 2016. A licensed Private Investigator, Bill has specialized in managing Anti-Money Laundering (AML) projects, and products, for more than fifteen years. For twenty years before entering the AML/Risk Management field, Bill Goss owned and managed a successful Wall Street investigation agency, Liberatore Services Inc., before selling the company in 2003 to First Advantage Corp. He became a Founding Officer of Regulatory DataCorp (RDC), responsible for Sales & Marketing, when Goldman Sachs and twenty other financial firms launched the AML database start-up shortly after the passage of the USA Patriot Act. Bill Goss worked with Geoff Doyle and ran AML projects as Managing Director of an international consulting firm for six years before joining an AML Technology firm in 2015. Throughout his professional career, Bill Goss has successfully managed investigative personnel and processes to help financial services companies mitigate their compliance and enterprise risks.

Bill Goss was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal for an article about casino AML violations, and his article on AML Look-Back projects (A U.S. Look-Back at 10 Years) has been one of the most cited on the topic. An article he authored for a British AML newsletter was the top search return in Google for “SAR Writing” for more than five years. William Goss is a graduate of Rutgers University, CAMS certified and a frequent speaker at AML and Investigation events.

Ernie Cavagnaro joined the Doyle Group as a Managing Director in May 2013 following 29 years of service in the FBI as a Support Employee, Special Agent and Supervisor in Washington DC, Kansas City and New York City. Following his retirement from the FBI in 2007 he worked as a terrorism investigator/coordinator and liaison to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) for the State of New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness for six and a half years. Mr. Cavagnaro has extensive experience as a drug/money laundering investigator and supervisor in the FBI. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 Mr. Cavagnaro formed and supervised the first active Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) squad in New York City investigating the nexus between the financing of terrorism and Southwest Asian Drug Trafficking. While in the FBI Ernie has been deployed internationally to Thailand, Africa and Italy. He has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since February 2016. He graduated from Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, PA with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Mark Calnan joined the Doyle Group Companies as a Managing Director on January 1, 2017 following six years working AML and Fraud investigations for Fidelity Investments. He previously managed the New England office of G4S Secure Solutions and served as an FBI Special Agent for 25 years in Minneapolis, New York and Newark offices. Mark’s work in the FBI focused on organized crime, white collar crime, drug trafficking and money laundering. He was the Case Agent for a landmark international undercover investigation linking Chinese Southeast Asian Heroin importers with Sicilian Mafia drug networks in North America. Mark is a US Army veteran and graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology.

Joe Mulhern Jr. joined Doyle Carden Group and Doyle Group Associates in June 2016 with over ten years of experience working with a financial services clientele. Prior to joining the firm, Joe was head of the Mulhern Group which focused on Anti-Money Laundering permanent and temporary staffing. Mr. Mulhern has served as a trusted staffing advisor throughout his career and he is Director of Business Development with the Doyle Group Companies. Mr. Mulhern graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Consultants


Doyle Carden Group (DCG) has placed more than 800 professionals on AML projects to help banks and financial services customers satisfy regulatory mandates. Our AML Investigators and Analysts are experienced in a variety of AML software applications. DCG’s consultant pool is comprised of independent contractors with unimpeachable integrity and unparalleled investigative and analytical experience. Our core members are former and retired federal investigators from the FBI, IRS-CID, US Postal Inspection Service, and ICE; former bankers; and former federal regulators.

Successful prior AML project work by any individual is a key indicator of future success. DCG knows the individuals who have been successful working with various AML applications and on past AML projects. These professionals are knowledgeable and project “tested.” They have functioned in roles as BSA and OFAC Case/Alert Analysts and Investigators, SAR Writers, QA Reviewers, UAT Output Analysts, KYC Analysts, EDD Investigators, as well as AML and corporate program monitors.

At DCG, we do not believe that a client should pay for a consultant’s on-the-job training and we do not create a team by blending a few experienced placements with young inexperienced associates. Regardless of the AML or investigative role they are expected to fill, DCG consultants are the most competent and experienced AML resources in the industry and they are ready to “hit the ground running” when they arrive on a project.