D. Todd Sullivan serves as Chief Risk Officer for Financial Services of the Analysis and Resilience Center for Systemic Risk (ARC). In this role, Todd leads a coalition of systemically important Financial Services entities in the identification, analysis, and mitigation of systemic risk to improve the resiliency of the US financial system.
Todd brings over 20 years of experience of leading global teams in Operations and Risk Management for major financial services organizations across multiple asset classes.
Prior to joining the ARC, Todd served as the Head of Business Unit Risk Management for the Fixed Income Sales and Trading business in the Americas for Morgan Stanley. He led a team responsible for First Line of Defense controls and supervision, Trade and Conduct Surveillance, Operational Risk Management, Audit and Regulatory Engagement, new product and business review and approval and Electronic Trading Risk Management. He served on the Conduct Risk Committee for Fixed Income, the Firm’s Americas Franchise Risk Committee, Operational Risk Oversight Committee, Enterprise Risk Oversight Committee and co-chaired the Residential Mortgage Risk Committee. Prior to his role in the Fixed Income Business, Todd was the global head of Securities Operations across the Institutional Securities Group. His teams were responsible for all operational support of the cash Equity, Fixed Income, Client and Firm Financing and Syndication businesses.
Todd joined Morgan Stanley in 2004 after almost 10 years in Operations at Lehman Brothers. Throughout his career, he has served in numerous leadership roles across the industry, serving as the firm’s lead representative on issues such as the redesign of the CDS contract, Central Counterparty Clearing, derivative portfolio compression and serving as the chair of numerous industry efforts through SIFMA/BMA, ISDA and the CUSIP Service Bureau. Todd Chaired the Corporate Credit Markets Operations group at the BMA, served on numerous SIFMA working groups and committees, chaired the Credit Implementation Group at ISDA and has served on the CSB board for more than 10 years (most recently as its Chair).
For more than 10 years, Todd has served on the Boards of Lincoln Hall Boys Haven and the LH Foundation. He serves as the treasurer of both organizations and as a member of the Executive Committee of the boards. Since 1863, Lincoln Hall has served to needs of disadvantaged and at-risk youth. Lincoln Hall provides education, structure and support to these young men and their families with the hopes of creating a future of promise and opportunity for them.
Todd holds a Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Operations Management, and a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University.
About the Analysis & Resilience Center (ARC) for Systemic Risk
The ARC is a coalition of financial services firms working together to identify, prioritize, and mitigate systemic risk to the nation’s most critical infrastructure. The ARC delivers actionable solutions which reduce systemic risk by collaboration between our members, the US Government, and key sector partners to support the collective defense of our national and economic security. For more information about the ARC, visit https://systemicrisk.org/ .