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Nathaniel Stankard

Nathaniel StankardNathaniel Stankard

Nathaniel Stankard is Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff at FINRA. In this role, he works closely with the CEO to execute enterprise strategy and enable more effective and efficient operations across FINRA.

He joined FINRA in 2017 as Senior Advisor to the CEO, playing a key role in FINRA’s strategic planning and policy initiatives. Previously, he worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission serving as Counsel to the Director of the Division of Trading and Markets and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Office of Chair Mary Jo White.

Prior to that, Nathaniel worked for Morgan Stanley as an Executive Director in what is now the Global Sustainable Finance Group, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he advised financial institutions and markets on regulatory and compliance matters.

Nathaniel received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Oberlin College and a juris doctor from Harvard Law school.