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Nathaniel Stankard

Nathaniel StankardNathaniel Stankard

Nathaniel Stankard is Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff to the CEO for Regulatory Operations at FINRA. In this role, he is responsible for providing strategic direction on the integration of FINRA’s regulatory operations and helping advance FINRA’s unified approach to regulatory policy.

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 was an associate advising financial institutions and markets on regulatory and compliance matters.

Nathaniel has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Oberlin College and a juris doctor from Harvard Law school.