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Michael Gaquin is a seasoned Risk and Compliance executive with experience in the financial services and private equity industries managing issues from the tactical to the board governance level and from the emergent to the long-term strategic. He excels at enterprise-level strategic development and implementation, resulting in improved shareholder value. Expert at assessing organizational governance structures and implementing long term sustainable improvements. Mike is known for building and leading strong, diverse, collaborative teams combining a depth of expertise.

Broad Expertise With: 
  • Risk oversight of multi-national organizations, integrating processes, policies, and culture.

  • Board of Directors and Audit and Risk Committees, both as frequent presenter and as a board member.

  • Regulatory risk, including Compliance Officer of Registered Investment Advisers, Office of Foreign Asset Control, Government Anti-Corruption, and international privacy laws.

  • Organizational governance assessment, planning and execution.

  • Global strategic development and implementation.

  • Leadership of divisions and organizations as large as 500 staff.

EXPERIENCE
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RUSKIN PARTNERS, Boston MA

Serves as a chief consultant and business development principal for Ruskin Partners, an executive consulting services firm whose practice includes financial services, professional services firms, biotechnology and venture capital firms. Ruskin Partners provides executive consulting services offering a wide range of business solutions and program management expertise partnering with clients to improve risk identification, assessment, management and
transparency.

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS, Boston MA

Responsible for the development, implementation, and leadership of the Devonshire Investors risk program, coordinating risk management and compliance activities across the entire portfolio; Established and led a team of specialists to oversee, within their individual subject matter expertise, the development, implementation, and oversight of risk programs.

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS, Boston MA

Responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and maintenance of the firm-wide business continuity program, including program strategy, alternate site readiness, and firm-wide event management, including all communications to the Board of Trustees on all matters related to business continuity.

Vice President, Group Risk Management                        

Vice President, Global Risk Oversight

Various roles throughout trading, money market management, and fund accounting

Executive Board Member – Community Work Services (CWS): Founded in 1877, CWS helps people who face barriers to work obtain employment and achieve greater self-sufficiency through innovative job training, placement and support services.

Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

Accomplished public speaker – both internal and external audiences on a variety of financial services and risk management subjects

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