Robert Peak is a thought leader in capital markets policy, having served in senior capital markets policy roles at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and in the U.S. Senate.
During his 20-year tenure with the SEC, Robert worked in the Division of Corporation Finance, the Division of Enforcement, the Office of the Chief Accountant, and served on the Commission’s executive staff.
From 2013 to 2019, Robert was responsible for providing policy counseling to Commissioner Kara Stein on a wide range of securities and capital market issues, accounting and auditing matters, rulemakings, international affairs, and financial crimes enforcement.
Before joining Commissioner Stein, Robert was an Associate Chief Accountant in the Commission’s Division of Enforcement where he coordinated and conducted complex investigations involving corporate financial reporting, auditor misconduct, whistleblower actions, and internal controls. He also advised the Commissioners, staff, criminal authorities, and U.S. judges on technical accounting and auditing matters. Robert brought some of the Commission’s most influential enforcement actions, repatriated over $200 million from offshore accounts, and is responsible for over $600 million in other monetary sanctions against firms and individuals.
Robert also worked on banking, securities, and investment issues for U.S. Senator Jack Reed and staffed the Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment.
Most recently, Robert advised former PCAOB Board Member J. Robert Brown, Jr. on all matters that came before the Board.
Robert is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).