The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) appointed two regulators within the agency’s Division of Examinations as deputy directors.
On Monday, the SEC announced Keith Cassidy and Natasha Vij Greiner will each be deputy directors for its Division of Examinations. Cassidy is currently national associate director of the division’s Technology Controls Program (TCP), while Greiner is national associate director of the Investment Adviser/Investment Company (IA/IC) examination program.
Both Cassidy and Grenier will remain in their current positions while also serving as deputy directors of the division, the SEC said.
They replace Acting Deputy Director Joy Thompson, who continues to serve as acting co-regional director of the Philadelphia Regional Office and associate regional director of examinations in Philadelphia.
“Keith and Natasha both have a phenomenal track record of accomplishment and success and are well-known throughout the commission and division for their extensive knowledge, depth of experience, and strong leadership skills,” said Richard Best, director of the Division of Examinations. “I am thrilled they will join me in leading the division.”
Cassidy, a major in the United States Marine Corps, has responsibility for examinations of Regulation SCI entities and for overseeing the SEC’s CyberWatch Program and its Cybersecurity Program Office in his role of national associate director of the division’s TCP program
He previously served as deputy and then director of the commission’s Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, as well as chief of staff and counsel at the Department of Justice’s Office of Legislative Affairs. Earlier, he served as a legislative assistant in the United States Senate. He has a law degree from George Washington University Law School, his LL.M. in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown Law Center, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.
Greiner, in addition to her role as national associate director of the IA/IC examination program, is also associate director of the Home Office IA/IC examination program. She began her career in the Division of Examinations as a broker-dealer examiner and has served in a variety of roles in the SEC over 21 years. She has served as acting chief counsel and assistant chief counsel in the Division of Trading and Markets and also worked for nearly a decade in the Division of Enforcement. She received a law degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and earned a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.