Chief Compliance Officer
Mr. Geers joined Ancora in 2014 from a strong and diverse investment industry background. In his role as Chief Compliance Officer of Ancora Holdings Inc., Jason oversees compliance measures for the entire organization and sets the tone through the creation of a firm-wide compliance program. His primary responsibilities include monitoring the firm’s adherence to the policies and procedures, meeting regulatory reporting requirements, serving as a NFA associate member and internal risk and compliance controls. Jason also manages the compliance, legal and risk personnel.
Prior to joining Ancora, Mr. Geers served six years as a Senior Compliance Officer at Victory Capital Management. In that role, he provided compliance leadership during the firm’s divestiture from KeyCorp and through the integration of various firm acquisitions. His responsibilities there included regulatory reporting, compliance policy development, and trade oversight. During his tenure, he was named Victory’s OFAC and OSFI Officer while sitting on several firm committees including the Commission and Trade Oversight Committees and the Proxy Committee as Chairman. Jason started his investment career in 1998 with PNC as an Investment Advisor before spending eight years in various professional roles at KeyCorp including Pricing Securities for KeyTrust, Retirement Plan Actuary and Compliance Officer.
Jason graduated Cum Laude with Honors from Ohio University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Business Economics with an emphasis on International Economics and Finance. He played for Ohio University’s three-time American Collegiate Hockey Association National Champion hockey team. Jason holds his Daily Valuation, PA-1A, PA-1B, and C-1 certification from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries.