Robert A. Marchman serves as the Senior Policy Advisor on Diversity and Inclusion, a newly created role within the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission's Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI). Mr. Marchman focuses on working with Commission divisions, offices, and advisory committees to develop and implement strategies to promote diversity and inclusion, both within the SEC and through external engagement with agency partners and market participants. Mr. Marchman also assisst the agency's ongoing efforts to promote financial literacy and inclusion in underserved portions of the investor community.
Mr. Marchman joined the SEC in January 2020, after serving the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where most recently he served as special advisor to the head of the Department of Enforcement. In that role, his responsibilities included providing advice and guidance to the Department Head on a variety of programmatic, operational and policy issues related to the FINRA’s recently merged enforcement programs including matters pertaining to FINRA’s Regulatory Service Agreement clients.
Prior to that, Mr. Marchman served as Executive Vice President and Head of the Market Regulation Department’s Legal Group in the continuation of a career devoted exclusively to protecting the interests of the investing public.
Prior to joining FINRA, Mr. Marchman headed the New York Stock Exchange Regulation’s Enforcement Division and Regulatory Risk Group as well as its Market Surveillance Department. Mr. Marchman also served as Chairman of NYSE Diversity Council from its inception in 1999 until his departure from the NYSE.
Prior to joining the NYSE in 1989, Mr. Marchman was a Branch Chief in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C., where he started his stellar legal career in 1983.
Mr. Marchman is a magna cum laude graduate of Allegheny College, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Mr. Marchman attended Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.
Mr. Marchman’s involvement in civic affairs includes board membership service for organizations such: as Allegheny College (Board of Trustees); Operation HOPE (financial literacy for children and adults); PFLAG (social justice); the NSHSS Foundation (educational opportunities for underrepresented high school students in the sciences); CEE (financial literacy for children and adults); University of Pennsylvania Law School Board of Managers; Maplewood Township Zoning Board; and the Community Coalition on Race of South Orange – Maplewood (Chairman).
Mr. Marchman, a native of Brooklyn, NY, resides in Maplewood, NJ.more » « less