Vice President & Chief of Staff
Mr. Greene’s client work focuses on a range of risk and strategy issues related to derivatives markets, equity market structure, payments systems, and financial technology companies.
Prior to joining Patomak, Mr. Greene was a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this capacity, he primarily worked on banking, cryptocurrency, and insurance issues, as well as on financial inclusion and economic recovery initiatives launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He earned the Meritorious Service Award for his work at the Department.
Before Treasury, Mr. Greene was a consultant for the Eurasia Group, developing analyses of Chinese fintech and cyberspace governance policy initiatives, and worked in Beijing for almost two years at the Program for International Financial Systems (PIFS), affiliated with Harvard University.
While working for PIFS, where he currently serves as a fellow, Mr. Greene was also a visiting research fellow at Tsinghua University’s People’s Bank of China School of Finance National Institute of Financial Research – one of China’s top financial markets think tanks. During this time, his research focused on Chinese equity market reforms, Chinese conglomerate structures, and central bank digital currency. He also helped organize dialogues on fintech topics between U.S. and Asian government and industry leaders.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Greene was a strategic advisor at Patomak and was an associate at IBM’s Promontory Financial Group. Mr. Greene has also worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Harvard University’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, and George Mason University’s Mercatus Center.
Mr. Greene was a Luce Scholar and is proficient in Mandarin Chinese. He earned his M.P.P. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and his B.B.A., magna cum laude, from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
- Proposed FSOC Guidance Could Lead to Bank-like Regulation for Asset Managers, Private Funds, and Non-bank Mortgage Companies – as well as New Federal Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Assets and Payment Activities
- FSOC Releases Digital Asset Report, Signaling Increased Future Scrutiny
- Robert Greene Featured in Article for Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Robert Greene Mentioned in South China Morning Post on China Digital Currency
- Bloomberg TV: Patomak’s Robert Greene Talks About Potential Financial Impacts of U.S. Sanctions on Russia
- Wall Street Journal: China’s Digital Currency Challenge: Winning Hearts and Minds
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Beijing’s Global Ambitions for Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Growing Clearer
- Conglomeration Unbound: The Origins and Globally Unparalleled Structures of Multi-sector Chinese Corporate Groups Controlling Large Financial Companies
- What Will Be the Impact of China’s State-Sponsored Digital Currency?
- Who is in Charge Here? Liability Considerations for Decentralized Exchange Platforms