Advisory Board Members

Susan Woodward, Former Chief Economist at the SEC

Woodward is a financial economist and the founder of Sand Hill Econometrics specializing in the organization and performance of securities markets. She has served as the Chief Economist of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She consults frequently on matters involving securities, financial institutions, and market regulation. She has taught finance at the Stanford Law School, the University of Rochester Business School, and UCLA.

As the SEC’s Chief Economist, Woodward concentrated on economic issues in securities law enforcement and policy issues in corporate finance, market regulation, and mutual funds. At HUD, she specialized in mortgage market issues. She began her decade of public service in Washington as Senior Staff Economist for the Council of Economic Advisors, working on policy issues for financial markets and institutions. Before founding Sand Hill Econometrics, Woodward was Executive Vice President and Chief Economist of OffRoad Capital, an Internet-based investment bank specializing in later-stage private equity placements.