Trump Names CFPB Landing Team

January 5, 2017

On January 5, 2016, the Trump Transition team released the names of members of the CFPB Landing Team.  They include Paul Atkins, Kyle Hauptman, Consuala “CJ” Jordan, and Julie B. Lindsay.


Paul Atkins is CEO of Patomak Global Partners LLC, which provides consulting services regarding financial services industry matters, including regulatory compliance, risk and crisis management, public affairs, independent reviews, litigation support, and strategy.  He also serves as an independent director and non-executive chairman of the board of BATS Global Markets, Inc., a leading operator of electronic U.S. and European securities markets trading listed cash equity securities and equity options. Atkins was a commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from July 9, 2002, until his term's completion in August of 2008. Before his appointment as commissioner, Atkins assisted financial services firms in improving their compliance with SEC regulations and worked with law enforcement agencies to investigate and rectify situations where investors had been harmed. Most prominent among these situations was Bennett Funding Group, Inc., a $1 billion leasing company that perpetrated the then-largest "Ponzi" fraud to date in U.S. history. More than 20,000 investors lost much of their investment. Assisting the company’s court-appointed bankruptcy trustee, Atkins served as crisis president of Bennett’s sole surviving subsidiary, according to his SEC biography. By stabilizing its finances and operations and rebuilding and expanding its business, he improved its share value for the remaining investors by almost 2000%.


Kyle Hauptman is a Senior Development Manager at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) at Main Street Growth Project. Hauptman led AEI’s outreach and development efforts in the Northeast United States, while occasionally writing about financial & political issues for the AEIdeas blog.  Hauptman is currently a member of the SEC's Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. Before joining AEI, Hauptman worked for the Romney For President (RFP) campaign as chief economic adviser on the issues of Financial Markets, Housing, and the 2007-08 GM/Chrysler bailout. These responsibilities included creating policy on the Dodd-Frank Act, monetary policy, housing finance, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, HUD and other economic issues.


CJ Jordan is President and CEO of The Jordan Management Group, LLC, a full service Government Relations and Public Affairs Firm, specializing in strategic business development. Currently, Jordan is National Coordinator of African American Coalitions for McCain/ Palin and a member of the national finance teams for McCain/Palin and the RNC.  Jordan is President of the National Black Republican Leadership Council and a Pioneer in 2001 and Member of the Bush Cheney Finance Leadership Team 2004. She devotes time to Minority Recruiting for the United States Military Academy at West Point and other Military Service Academies as well as Chairman can Co-founder of “I am Not A HERO Foundation, Inc” which encourages athletes and entertainers to visit our Troops and Wounded Warriors.  Jordan served as director of the coalition to get the President’s Faith Based and Community Based Bill HR7 which passed the US Representatives in 2001. She later served as project director for a US Lead Trade Mission to West Africa with included six members of Congress and 31 US Businesses and seven Government agencies.


Julie Bell Lindsay is the Managing Director and General Counsel of Capital Markets and Corporate Reporting at Citigroup Inc. Prior to her work at Citigroup, Lindsay was Counsel at Hogan Lovells where she advised public company clients on a broad range of disclosure and corporate governance issues.  She also served as the firm’s expert on SEC’s new executive and director compensation disclosure requirements, including reviewing, drafting and advising clients on interpretive issues related to the new rules. Lindsay also served as Counsel to Commissioner Glassman at the US Securities and Exchange Commission on all issues and matters relating to public company disclosure obligations, corporate governance standards, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and Financial Accounting Standards Board, enforcement matters and issues affecting registered foreign companies.