Jeffrey Holik


SRQ Regulatory Services LLC

Jeffrey Holik is an attorney and compliance consultant to the retail financial services industry, including banks, broker-dealers, and advisers. Jeff is a seasoned and accomplished securities professional with 25 years of experience as the general counsel of a bank-affiliated investment business, as a senior financial services regulator, and in private law practice. For almost a decade, Mr. Holik served as chief legal officer for PNC Bank’s retail broker-dealer and investment adviser. He was responsible for all legal matters and he teamed with the firm’s compliance and risk officers to manage overall risk to the business. During his tenure, Mr. Holik collaborated with his business partners on several acquisitions; numerous product platform expansions; clearing firm consolidations and migrations; regulatory exams and investigations; and a major business model change to enhance cross-sell opportunities with the Bank. He served as PNC’s lead legal expert on bank regulatory issues affecting the investment business, including Regulation R, and he advised the Bank in connection with OCC oversight examinations of the retail investment businesses. Mr. Holik also brings the valuable perspective of a former senior regulator to his work. He served for ten years in several policy and management positions at FINRA, including Senior Vice President in the Office of General Counsel and in the Department of Member Regulation. Prior to FINRA, Jeff was Deputy Director of Enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He began his career in private law practice with two national law firms. Currently, Jeff is engaged in expert witness and consulting work with his own firm, SRQ Regulatory Services, LLC in Sarasota, Florida.

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