Head, Data Governance and Regulatory Affairs
Helios Data, Inc.
David provides advisory services on financial sector data strategy, governance, and regulatory compliance, and works with FinTech ventures. David most recently was the Senior Vice President / Head of Enterprise Data Governance at State Street Corporation, where he established the function and the critical components of data governance for the organization, and pioneered initiatives in financial contracts, blockchain, and semantic technologies. David joined State Street from from the Office of Financial Research, US Department of the Treasury, where he served as its Senior Policy Advisor, working on data and technology issues related to financial institution and systemic risk and stability, including standards, data strategy, and emerging data technologies. Prior to joining the OFR, the Securities and Exchange Commission appointed David in October 2007 as Director of its new Office of Interactive Disclosure, which developed and implemented interactive data rules, standards (particularly XBRL) for financial and regulatory reporting, and analytical tools for SEC-required financial disclosures. At both the SEC and OFR, David co-created and helped promote the adoption of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), as an original member of the “Linchpin” team. Before his stints in government, David managed several equity research and analytics businesses for Standard & Poor’s in New York. Before that, he was the director of strategic planning and development for McGraw-Hill’s Construction Information Group, held finance and reengineering roles at Fidelity Investments, and was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, PwC, and Gemini. David received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago, and his MBA in Finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.