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Gregory P. Wilson – Profile

Greg Wilson has provided distinctive advisory and consulting services in financial services policy and regulation throughout his 40-year professional career. Recently, his primary client focus has been on ongoing policy and regulatory reform efforts after the financial crisis, primarily in the United States. Greg serves currently serves as an external adviser to the Financial Services Roundtable and the Bipartisan Policy Center. Since 2015, he has served as an independent director on the board of Atlantic Trust Company, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CIBC.

Over the years, Greg has helped foreign and domestic banks manage their U.S. financial regulatory and governance risk, assisted nonbanks entering the U.S. market through de novo banks, advised CEOs on how to manage a financial crisis, and advised leaders of financial services trade associations on critical strategy, public policy, regulatory, and organizational issues. He was co-director of The Financial Services Roundtable’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Financial Competitiveness in 2007.

During more than 20 years at McKinsey & Company, Greg also has served numerous public sector clients around the world, including central bankers, ministers of finance, and financial regulators on issues of financial crisis management, regulatory reform, financial sector restructuring, and financial center competitiveness. His clients have included the public-private endeavor for a small financial center, a capital markets regulator in the Gulf, ten central banks and bank restructuring agencies in Asia, North Africa, and Latin America, a securities regulator in North America, and a U.S. bank regulator. Greg also served a North American blue-ribbon, financial services task force to help it better understand the implications of market changes for consumers, financial institutions, regulators, and policy makers. In the past decade, Greg has worked in more than 25 countries in the developed world and emerging markets.

Greg is the author of Managing to the New Regulatory Reality – Doing Business After the Dodd-Frank Act – (John Wiley & Sons, 2011). He also is the co-author of Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises (John Wiley & Sons, 2001), and has been a frequent contributor to the McKinsey Quarterly and other publications.

Greg also serves on the International Institute of Finance’s Special Committee on Effective Regulation, and was an occasional lecturer at the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Services during the financial crisis. Greg also served former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton as a lead consultant to the creation of the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, whose mission was to assist victims of the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.

Prior to joining McKinsey in 1989, Greg served Secretaries of the Treasury James A. Baker III and Nicholas F. Brady as their Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Policy from 1986 to 1989. Upon leaving the Treasury Department, he received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award from Secretary Brady.

From 1983 to 1986, he served Representative Chalmers P. Wylie as the Republican Staff Director for the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to becoming staff director, he served Representative Bill Stanton in a variety of positions on the Committee starting in 1977.

From 1974 to 1976, Greg attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he studied international business and law. He graduated magna cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1974 with a B.A. in history as well as politics and government. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa national honorary societies and the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

A native of Ravenna, Ohio, Greg is married, and lives in Great Falls, Virginia. He has written three books about the American Civil War in northern Virginia. The first is a biography of his ancestor, Jonathan Roberts: The Civil War’s Quaker Scout & Sheriff (2014), which won the Ross Netherton Achievement Award from the Fairfax County History Commission in 2015. His second is Private John S. Mosby, 1st Virginia Cavalry (2015), which won the Nan Netherton Achievement Award from the Fairfax County History Commission in 2016. His third book, The Adventures of Jonathan Roberts: The Union’s Quaker Scout in Northern Virginia, 1861-1865, which will be published in 2018. For more information, see

An avid world traveler and amateur family genealogist, he also is the founder of RavenFire Tunes, musician in the band, F.O.G., and executive producer of its 2001 debut CD of original music, Reunion (