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Matthew Dwyer

School of Graduate and Continuing Studies

M.B.A., 2004, Olivet Nazarene University
B.A., 1998, Governors State University

Professor Dwyer began his professional career in finance in 1999. His area of expertise is financial markets regulation. Before joining Olivet’s faculty in 2007, he was a senior examiner for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA®), and was head of internal audit for Mesirow Financial, a global diversified financial service firm.

In addition to serving as director of business programs for the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, he also teaches courses in finance, economics plus the Certified Financial Planning® Capstone Course.

His career also includes serving as a consultant to financial services firms, and providing expert witness/litigation support services for investment related arbitrations and trials.

His article, “Mysteries vs. Puzzles: Recognizing and Addressing the Differences Between Compliance ‘Mysteries’ and ‘Puzzles,’” was published in 2011 by Wolters Kluwer Practical Compliance & Risk Management. His professional presentations include:
• “Conducting Broker-Dealer Compliance Testing and Risk Assessment” for the National Society of Compliance Professionals in 2011
• “2012 Investment Adviser Chief Compliance Officer Priorities: Preparing for a Successful Year While Confronting Regulatory Change,” a webinar for Wolters Kluwer Practical Compliance in 2012

Professor Dwyer is a member of the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA®), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE®), National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP®) and Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA®).

He and his wife, Priscilla, are the parents of a son and a daughter. When he isn’t spending leisure time with his family, you might find him on the golf course.



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