The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Gary Goldsholle, a senior policy adviser in the Division of Trading and Markets, will leave the agency on Oct. 12. 

Mr. Goldsholle joined the SEC staff in 2015 as a deputy director in the Division of Trading and Markets with responsibility for its Offices of Market Supervision, Chief Counsel, and Clearance and Settlement. In that role, he was substantially involved in many market structure initiatives, including the SEC’s approval of new national securities exchanges, approval of the plan to establish the Consolidated Audit Trail, and rulemakings to enhance operational transparency for alternative trading systems and expand order handling disclosures. Mr. Goldsholle also worked on rules to support a new regulatory regime for security-based swaps (SBS), including SBS dealer registration, SBS data repositories, and business conduct standards. In addition, he oversaw SEC rulemakings to strengthen the regulatory framework for clearing agencies, and to reduce the standard settlement cycle from three days (T+3) to two days (T+2), as well as the agency’s issuance of a concept release and notice of potential rulemaking for transfer agents.

More recently, Mr. Goldsholle served as a key member of the SEC’s Fintech Working Group, where he worked closely with other SEC divisions on cryptocurrency and digital asset security issues, including registration, custody, trading practices, and compliance for market participants seeking to conduct initial coin offerings and trade in digital asset securities.

“Gary’s leadership in the Division of Trading and Markets and his commitment to the SEC’s mission have served the interests of our markets and investors,” said SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. “I am grateful for Gary’s thoughtful, cooperative, and practical approach toward addressing market issues with fellow colleagues.”

“It has been an honor and a privilege to contribute to the work of the SEC,” said Mr. Goldsholle. “I have been fortunate to work with an incredible group of talented and dedicated professionals who share a deep commitment to the Commission’s mission, and collaboratively work on some of the most important policy issues we face as our markets continuously evolve.”

Previously, Mr. Goldsholle was the general counsel of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. Before that, Mr. Goldsholle spent 15 years at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, serving as vice president and associate general counsel. Earlier in his career he was an attorney at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and in private practice. Mr. Goldsholle graduated with degrees in computer science and economics from Duke University in 1988, and received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1991.

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