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Brookton N. Behm

Managing Principal, Financial Services

605 Seward Ave. NW

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504-5584

United States

Brookton Behm is a managing principal, financial services at Crowe. He leads the firm’s national financial crime risk services group and oversees a team of professionals that is focused on providing independent review, audit, advisory, consulting, validation, process improvement, and technology implementation services in the areas of:

  • Anti-money laundering compliance
  • Global sanctions compliance
  • Fraud prevention and detection
  • Anti-bribery and anti-corruption
  • Model risk management and validation

Brookton specializes in leading complex regulatory compliance remediation projects for financial institutions. His responsibilities include running some of the firm's largest projects, advising his clients on remediating regulatory enforcement actions, implementing and validating anti-money laundering systems, authoring thought leadership, and developing innovative solutions to assist clients. 

Outside of his client work, Brookton is the dean of the College of Governance, Risk, and Compliance within Crowe University, the firm’s structure for its overall learning programs. In addition, he is the treasurer of the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organization that serves as the strategic fundraising partner of the Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Prior to joining Crowe, Brookton managed and implemented process improvement, technology solutions, and organizational change at numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Professional affiliations

  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists certified member
  • Institute of Internal Auditors member


  • Bachelor of Business Administration
    Integrated Supply Management, Asian Studies, and General Business
    Western Michigan University