Dr. McClean serves as Chief Compliance Officer through a service contract with his Company DMA Consulting Group. In this role, Dr. McClean manages the firm’s compliance with various legal and regulatory requirements, reporting directly to the CEO. Dr. McClean also advises the firm with respect to best practices concerning legal and regulatory structure and process.
Dr. McClean has over thirty years of experience in the financial service industry, having worked at such firms as Van Eck Global, National Securities and Research, and Aladdin Capital Management. His consultancy, DMA Consulting Group, which he established in 1992, focuses on regulation, governance, and enterprise risk. DMA has consulted to dozens of businesses, from hedge funds to broker-dealers. In 2017, Dr. McClean established Business and Government Ethics International (“BGEI”), which focuses on assisting organizations of all types – including government agencies – live up to their commitments to proper conduct and integrity, by helping them to develop integrity programs and targeted internal communications about standards and ethics.
Dr. McClean has lectured on and authored several articles concerning regulation, risk, and social ethics, and has written or edited four books, including Wall Street: Reforming the Unreformable: An Ethical Perspective (Routledge, 2015), Climate Change: The Moral and Political Imperatives (self-published in 2017 to make it widely available for free), and most recently The Integrated Ethics Reader (Cognella, 2019), which covers a wide range of topics, from business ethics to climate change. Dr. McClean is a member of the board of governors of The New School for Social Research and is a trustee of The New School, in New York City. He is also a member of the board of directors of Impact@Africa, an impact investing facilitator and information hub seeking to attract social impact investment into and across Africa. He is also a Senior Lecturer at Rutgers University, Newark (New Jersey), where he teaches business and professional ethics, environmental ethics, and other courses.