John Gulliver develops and seeks to implement policy reforms to the regulation of securities markets and financial institutions. In doing so, Mr. Gulliver works closely with the Committee’s members and meets with regulators and policymakers on Capitol Hill. Mr. Gulliver also manages the Committee’s research team.
Prior to joining the Committee, Mr. Gulliver was a research associate for the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, where his work focused on the development of a market-based approach to bank capital requirements. Mr. Gulliver also worked as an Associate for ACA Compliance Group, where he supported the General Counsel. Mr. Gulliver is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Manitoba.
Jacqueline McCabe is the Deputy Director to the Committee. Prior to her current role, Ms. McCabe served as Executive Director for Research of the Committee from 2011 – 2012. While serving as Executive Director, she testified before a House sub-committee on the lack of cost-benefit analysis in Dodd-Frank rulemaking. Before joining the Committee, Ms. McCabe served for seven years as a Vice President and Assistant and Associate General Counsel at Goldman Sachs & Co. At Goldman Sachs, Ms. McCabe worked within the investment management division (“GSAM”) where she was responsible for GSAM’s private investment funds and managed accounts with institutional clients. Prior to that, Ms. McCabe was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in their Investment Management Group. Ms. McCabe graduated from Harvard Law School and from Princeton University with an A.B. in History.
Sharon Levesque has worked for the Committee since the fall of 2009. Prior to joining the Committee, Ms. Levesque was the Executive VP of Finance at Baja Broadband. Previously, she was a Principal at Tofias, P.C., consulting within the CPA firm’s Business Solutions group. Ms. Levesque has more than twenty-five years of accounting/finance experience in public accounting and corporate CFO/controllership. She has held senior management positions for cable television and broadband companies in Massachusetts and North Carolina. She began her accounting career in 1980 with KPMG (formerly Peat, Marwick, Mitchell.) She has also served on the Board of Directors for several southeastern Massachusetts non-profits, oftentimes also serving as Treasurer.
Ms. Levesque is a 1979 graduate of Providence College, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management: Accounting, graduating magna cum laude. She earned her CPA in 1982. Throughout her career, she has also earned various other certifications and licenses, including CFP, CLU and NASD Series 7.
Brian Johnson is Chief Economist for the Committee, where his research focuses on the intersection of law and finance with a particular emphasis on financial regulation. Dr. Johnson’s previous professional experience includes his time as a trader at Jane Street Capital, LLC and corporate associate at Latham & Watkins, LLP. Dr. Johnson is also a former research associate in the macroeconomics research group of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Dr. Johnson received a B.A. in Economics from Yale College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Finance from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Brent Speed joined the Committee in the spring of 2016 as a Senior Research Fellow. Prior to joining the Committee, he practiced law at Ropes & Gray in Boston in the firm’s securities and public companies group. He primarily represented issuers and underwriters in equity and debt offering and advised clients on SEC reporting requirements, listing exchange rules, and corporate governance matters. Before joining Ropes & Gray, Mr. Speed served as a law clerk for Judge Sandra Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston. Mr. Speed received a B.A. from Harvard College, graduating summa cum laude with a concentration in Government and a minor in Economics. He received a JD from Harvard Law School, where he was a Notes Editor on the Harvard Law Review and graduated magna cum laude.
Marina Pappas is the Chief Administrative Officer to the Committee. Prior to her current role, Ms. Pappas was the Chief of Staff at Easterly LLC, a growing asset management firm based in Beverly, MA and New York, NY. During her five years at Easterly Ms. Pappas directly supported the Managing Principal and managed the daily operations and overall priorities of the firm. Ms. Pappas earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Bates College in Lewiston, ME.
Lainey Hsu is the Deputy Office Manager to the Committee. Prior to her current role, Ms. Hsu was a Professional Research Assistant at The University of Colorado Denver in the department of Neurology. During her time in the department, Ms. Hsu worked with a research team focused on Neuromyelitis optica. Ms. Hsu earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Colorado Denver.