Harold G. Ognelodh
Hal is a former regulator with a decades-long career leading several compliance management frameworks for prominent Wall Street Firms. He held diverse roles with increasing responsibility across regulatory and trading compliance, sales and distribution, and business and risk management in the financial service industry. He has acquired in-depth experience managing compliance programs for capital markets firm issuing and trading in derivatives, mortgages, corporates and treasuries.
Hal was recently a Director for Freddie Mac, where he was responsible for providing the overall leadership and direction for the company’s Securities and Derivatives Group. He joined Freddie Mac from BNY Mellon, where he served in increasingly broader compliance manager roles. Prior to assuming this position, Hal was a Senior Counsel with RBC Capital Markets Corporation and Merrill Lynch. He also held positions as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for M.R. Beal & Company, a capital markets broker dealer, primarily involved in the issuance and sale of municipal and equity securities, as an Assistant General Counsel for Prudential Securities Incorporated, and as a Senior Counsel for FINRA.
Harold holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Georgetown. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association and a former member of FINRA’s District Business Conduct Committee.