About John

John Knox Tyson

John Knox Tyson has represented and counseled multiple MSBs and other financial institutions on international, federal and state regulatory matters.

He works with clients to develop compliance policies and procedures that they can successfully implement, primarily by understanding their business models and practices as a critical first step.


  • Attorney, licensed to practice law in New York and Texas
  • Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM)
  • Global Compliance Program Officer, MoneyGram International
  • Associate General Counsel, MoneyGram International
  • Chief Compliance Office for RealPage, Inc.
  • Vice President of Compliance for ACE Cash Express, Inc.
  • Owner of Money Services Businesses

Strong Leader

John has led both large and small organizations through compliance related changes. John is an Eagle Scout.


John listens for opportunities to leverage existing processes and build consensus with the various constituencies of the business, such as information systems, marketing, product development, operations, compliance, and legal.

Strategic Thinker

John leverages his business acumen, deep regulatory experience, and experience inside complex financial institutions to not only develop the right solution but also assist clients with implementation and quality assurance (compliance monitoring and testing). With a solid understanding of BOTH the regulatory environment and business objectives, John excels at creative compliance problem solving. He is able to bridge the gap between regulatory requirements and business goals.

Excellent Communicator

John builds consensus by earning the trust of various constituents including regulators, board of directors, senior management, all other levels of management, and frontline employees.


John lead by example to cultivate a compliance culture and build consensus.