Management

John Gulliver
Executive Director

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 C. McCabe
Corporate Secretary

Jacqueline McCabe is the Corporate Secretary 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.

Cristina Leone
CFO and Treasurer

Cristina Leone is a Certified Public Accountant and the CFO and Treasurer for the Committee. Ms. Leone is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s financial functions, including accounting and treasury. Prior to joining the Committee, Ms. Leone practiced auditing in the non-profit sector at Edelstein & Company LLP, one of Inside Public Accounting’s Best of the Best Firms. Ms. Leone graduated magna cum laude and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Merrimack College in Business Administration and Accounting.

Brian A. Johnson, Ph.D.
Chief Economist

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.

Jonathan Ondrejko
Senior Research Fellow

Jonathan Ondrejko joined the Committee in March 2019 as a Senior Research Fellow. Prior to joining the Committee, Mr. Ondrejko practiced law as a corporate associate in the Boston office of Cooley LLP. At Cooley, he primarily represented technology and life sciences companies and their investors in connection with private financings, M&A transactions, public offerings, securities regulatory compliance, and corporate governance. Mr. Ondrejko received a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University, graduating summa cum laude with concentrations in economics and East Asian affairs. He received a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the Alumni Academic Achievement Award for highest cumulative grade point average.

Michelle Vivian
Senior Research Fellow

Michelle Vivian joined the Committee in May 2019 as a Senior Research Fellow. Prior to joining the Committee, Ms. Vivian was an associate in the Boston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in their debt finance practice group where she primarily advised private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and other borrowers in a wide range of large cap and middle market financing transactions. Prior to that, she was a corporate associate at Goodwin Procter LLP. Ms. Vivian received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.

Adam Ulchak
Chief Administrative Officer

Adam Ulchak is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. He also serves in the same role for the Program on International Financial Systems. He joined both organizations in October of 2019.
Prior to this, he served as a practice assistant for two years at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he helped establish the firm’s Boston office. He also worked for three years as an Executive Legal Assistant at Brown Rudnick LLP, and worked as a Senior Paralegal at the Law Office of Iannella & Mummolo, for three years prior to that.
Adam holds a Bachelor’s degree in American Government and Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.