John Pollard, Jr.

Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Pollard joined EJF in 2014, and has over 15 years of experience in compliance management and regulatory review. As the Global Chief Compliance Officer, he oversees compliance matters and regulatory affairs related to the firm’s investment advisory services.

Mr. Pollard also serves as co-chair of EJF’s ESG Committee and is a member of EJF’s Valuation Committee. Mr. Pollard currently serves on the board of the Washington DC Compliance Round Table, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and supporting financial compliance professionals in the DC area. Prior to joining EJF, Mr. Pollard worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations (the “Commission”) for over 10 years. During his time at the Commission, Mr. Pollard developed and led national initiatives that guided over 500 examinations, conducted by 400 examiners across 11 regional offices. Mr. Pollard has also led examinations of various registered investment advisers including advisers to private funds, registered investment companies, and individual client accounts. Mr. Pollard earned a BS in Finance from Villanova University and received his JD from The Catholic University of America. Mr. Pollard is a member of the Maryland State Bar.

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