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Michael E. Gillespie

Michael E. Gillespie

Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Michael Gillespie is Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Charles Schwab Investment Advisory, Inc. (“CSIA”). He served as Chief Compliance Officer of Windhaven Investment Management, Inc. (“Windhaven”) and ThomasPartners, Inc. (“ThomasPartners”), prior to the merger of those firms in April of 2018. He has over 25 years of experience in the investment management industry. Before joining Schwab, he served as Chief Compliance Officer for Grantham, Mayo Van Otterloo and Co.'s (GMO) family of mutual funds. Prior to that he was the Vice President at Fidelity Management and Research Company where he was responsible for global investment compliance. Michael was also Senior Counsel at State Street Bank and Trust Company where he served as lead counsel on the launch of many State Street ETF products and the products of other ETF and mutual fund clients. Prior to that, he served as Senior Counsel and Head of Global Compliance at Pioneer Investments.

Michael earned a B.S. in Business Management from Providence College and a J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law.

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