Trace Fooshee

Trace Fooshee

Strategic Advisor

Areas of Expertise: Authentication, Bank and Payments Fraud, Machine Learning and AI

Trace Fooshee is a Strategic Advisor in Aite-Novarica’s Fraud & AML practice, covering fraud and data security issues.

Trace has been leading business transformation initiatives for over 20 years. He started his professional career in Singapore, where he focused on delivering process automation solutions for banking and securities clients by way of workflow and document management-based transformations. After moving back to the United States, he broadened the scope of his focus to include consulting with clients on customer relationship management practices and client loyalty for Ernst & Young.

Prior to joining Aite-Novarica, Trace was Head of Fraud Strategy for SunTrust Bank, where he was responsible for developing, managing, and articulating strategic investments and transformation initiatives that sought to improve the balance between loss prevention, client experience, and operational expense. In addition to these responsibilities, Trace partnered with stakeholders in various business units, including product, technology, and risk management, to govern and oversee the bank’s fraud program. Trace’s experience in fraud management started in 2007 when he began working with the bank’s fraud management unit to transform it from a federated operating model to a consolidated enterprise shared service. By 2010 he joined the bank’s fraud unit full time to lead the development and deployment of a fraud analytics team. In 2014 he joined Deloitte’s advisory group, where he provided strategic advisory consulting services for financial institutions globally, then returned to SunTrust in 2017 as Head of Fraud Strategy.

A former member of the Bank Policy Institute’s BITS Fraud Reduction Steering Committee, Trace has also been active with the American Bankers Association and National Cyber Forensic Training Alliance Foundation. He has also spoken at several industry conferences, including BAI, BITS, and NACHA conferences, on topics related to payments and fraud prevention.

Trace holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. ET
As we move beyond pandemic times, the shifting fraud landscape poses new challenges for financial institutions. This webinar will explore the dynamic shifts that have taken place in fraud attacks in retail banking. Socure and other industry experts will provide new insights into trends in synthetic...
Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Fighting fraud is not just an investment in your business; it’s an investment in your customers. Join Aite-Novarica Group Strategic Advisor Trace Fooshee, AuthenticID Founder & President Blair Cohen, Union Bank Retired Director of Online Security Threats Ken Palla, and...


July 18, 2022
As part of Aite-Novarica’s Top 10 Trends in Fraud & AML, 2022: Braving the New Normal in January of this year, I predicted that regulatory pressure would increase due to a rise in scam activity. While I have yet to see much evidence of an increase in actions against financial institutions (FIs) by regulators, you don’t have to look very hard to see that consumers are beginning to show signs...
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March 9, 2022
Scams have always been a thing. For fraud executives in the U.K., they’ve been a much bigger thing for the better part of the last decade. For fraud executives in most other markets, however, they’re just now beginning to loom larger on the radar. This is prompting many fraud executives to sit up and take notice for a variety of reasons. Two stand out as particularly notable: They’...
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