Michael Ryan is President & Chief Operating Officer and is a member of the firm's Board of Directors. Mr. Ryan is a seasoned executive with a long career in capital markets compliance and policy, having positions in both accounting and law and having served both in government and the private sector. Prior to joining PGI, Mr. Ryan served as senior vice president and executive director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness and as executive director of the U.S. Chamber's bipartisan and independent Commission on the Regulation of U.S. Capital Markets in the 21st century.
Mr. Ryan has also served as executive vice president and general counsel and a member of the Office of the Chairman of the American Stock Exchange and as counsel to the chairman of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.
He also worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Divisions of Market Regulation and Corporation Finance and, prior to attending law school, as a senior accountant with Price Waterhouse & Co. In addition, he served on the board of directors of the Options Clearing Corporation and on the Children's Neurobiological Solutions Foundation. Mr. Ryan earned his J.D. from the Catholic University School of Law in 1991 and his B.S. in accountancy from Villanova University in 1985. He is a member of the bar in Maryland and a certified public accountant. Mr. Ryan and his wife, Lynne Adduci Ryan, and children Claire and Matthew live in Bethesda, Maryland.