Robert Greene

Vice President & Chief of Staff

750 17th Street, NW Ste 1000 Washington, DC 20006

Mr. Greene’s client work focuses on a range of risk and strategy issues related to banking, digital assets, economic security policies, sanctions, and payments systems. He is also a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Technology and International Affairs Program and Asia Program, focusing on geopolitical issues related to new financial technologies and financial market policy trends in Asia.

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, digital assets, and insurance issues, as well as economic policy initiatives launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Greene earned the Meritorious Service Award for his work at the Department.

Before Treasury, Mr. Greene was a consultant for the Eurasia Group, focused on Chinese blockchain and financial technology trends, and worked for the Program for International Financial Systems (PIFS), affiliated with Harvard University. During this time, Mr. Greene lived in Beijing for about two years, and 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. His work focused on Chinese equity market reforms, financial conglomerate structures, and financial market infrastructure. Mr. Greene also helped organize dialogues between U.S. and Asian government and financial sector leaders. Mr. Greene continues to serve as a fellow with PIFS.

Before moving to Beijing, Mr. Greene was a consultant with Patomak, and prior to that, IBM’s Promontory Financial Group. In these roles, his client work focused on risk and strategy issues facing banks, broker-dealers, clearinghouses, and digital asset companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Greene 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 has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the South China Morning Post, and in studies published by various U.S. financial regulators. He has also participated in dialogues on financial sector topics with regulators from Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam.


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.

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