Synthesis Biography

Lázaro Daniel González Valdés (Ladagoval), born on October 6, 1967 in Havana City, Cuba, in a humble family but full of love. He is Son of Rafael González Costa (deceased) (1935-2009) born in the province of Camaguey, Cuba, and Miriam Valdés Martinez (1943), born in Havana, Cuba.


He studied primary schools in several schools (In Conrado Benítez (10 de October)- Preschool, in Nguyen Van Troi (10 de October)-1st grade, in Lazaro Peña (Alamar City)- 2nd and 3rd grades, and in Orlando Pantoja (Alamar City)- 4th, 5th and 6th grades), from 1972 to 1979. He studied secondary education at school XI Festival, in Alamar City from 1979 to 1982. He studied his Pre-university (High School) at Camilo Cienfuegos in Cotorro, from 1982 to 1985. All these studies were completed in the Province of Havana City.


He then studied law and social-political studies in Moscow, Russia from 1985 to 1990.


Lazaro Daniel served duty in the Ministry of the Interior from 1990 until May 1996, the date in which he was licensed. From May 1996 to May 2001, he worked for the SEPSA company, occupying various responsibilities until becoming the 1st Specialist of the East Management of the City of Havana.


In 1998 he studied and graduated as a Photographer at the International Institute of Journalism "José Martí" in Havana city, he had been studying and preparing in different specialties since 1998 to date: Investigation journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Financial Analyst, Business Negotiations, Management Business, Protocol, among others ... At that time (1998) he became a Member of the Cuban Photographic Image Fund (Club UNESCO) and a member of the Cultural-Yoruba Society in Havana.


From November 2001 to January 2008 he resided in Nassau, Bahamas. For five and a half years, he worked for Santander Bank & Trust Ltd, and on January 19, 2008, he was transferred to the Miami Office, as Senior AML Analyst & Officer position at the Banco Santander International. After one year and one day, he applied to the Cuban Adjustment Act and received his permanent residence in September 2009. In August 2013, he become an American citizen. From January 2008 to September 2016 he resided permanently in Miami, Florida. From September 2016 to March 2017 lived in Chicago, Illinois. From March 2017 to August 2018 lived in Astoria, New York. From August 2018 to June 2019 lived in Omaha, Nebraska. From June 2019 to actual, live in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Lázaro Daniel is a member of the ACAMS, APA and SIP have more than 17 years of professional experience in the area of Compliance, as Sr. AML /BSA /OFAC /KYC/Fraud Compliance Analyst, Investigator, Specialist & Officer, has several certificates of study and preparation in BSA and AML, providing their services and knowledge in different financial institutions as Are: Santander Bank & Trust (LTD), Nassau, The Bahamas; Santander International Bank in Miami, FL; Novacaxiagalicia Miami Branch in Miami, FL; Ocean Bank, Desjardins Bank, N.A. In Hallandale Beach, FL, Pacific National Bank in Miami, FL., Citi Bank in Long Island City, New York, UBS AG (Bank) in Weehawken, NJ, and Wells Fargo Bank in Charlotte, NC.


However, for his constant vocation, concern, and professional training in the world of communications and image art, he has been a member of the National College of Journalists since 2011 in Miami, Blogger since 2008 ( ), receiving several international awards, has collaborated with different media in the press, radio, television, and general communications in the south of Florida. He produced and directed the Y Punto segment, in TeleMiami's Punto Final Program, has interviewed several well-known artists and young talents from TV, and has also served as publicist of different public figures. In September 2013, he was certified as a Notary Public in the State of Florida.


His fondness for photography, and photojournalism, comes from a young age, followed in the footsteps of his father, who as a young man was a photographer who was fond of the events of his time. Over the years, his professional studies and daily practice have led him to become a photographer and journalist known in South Florida as "Ladagoval" and his photos, writings, and reflections have been published in different magazines, newspapers, and social networks.


He dominates his native language; the Spanish; also, the languages: English and Russian.


He has advanced knowledge in the different operating systems, software, and technological and cybernetic tools.


He just graduated from Atlantic International University (AIU) with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, finishing his studies with Honors CUM LAUDE


Currently, he continues to raise his educational and professional level pursuing a Master’s degree in Psychology at the same University.


Lázaro Daniel is the father of Ana Claudia González Peraza, born on August 5, 1993 in Havana and Daniela Amanda González Valdés, born on October 4, 2002 in Nassau, Bahamas. It also has three sisters and two brothers, with 9 nieces and nephews.


He currently resides in Charlotte, NC. Where he hopes to continue developing and growing in his personal, professional, and spiritual life.


Update: September 09, 2020


Proficiency of the Spanish and English language. Microsoft Office 356 applications.

Knowledge of the following systems: Enterprise Allegation Platform (EAP), Store Vision Platform (SVP), Document Retrieval System (DIPR), Mass Archival Retrieval System (MARS), Operations Image Browser 2.0 (OIB), Extensible Process Management (XPM),  Card Services & Consumer Lending (IRRIS), SQL, Globus, Fortis, Provenir 8.5, Hogan, Maximizer CRM, AS400, ECS - Ocean Systems Inc., Quick View, Assist, OFAC, Factiva, Khronos, Medea, Intranet, 4Series, Cleartouch 3, Fiserv AML, Synergy, Nautilus, LexisNexis Insight Bridger XG, WireXchange , ACI Money Transfer System, System, CWS 2.0, Ivue, 4D, Silverlake Browser Interface, Oracle, IBM Notes, Global Radar, Yellow Hammer BSA, Aperio, Eclipse, Actimize, Citismart, FIS Prime, SYS-K, CBNA OnDemand Document Archive, SAP Business Objects Info-view, Cosima, Lexidia, Forten, Remitco and CDS.

2010 - present

2010 - present

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