Patrick Hayes serves as Chief Compliance Officer at Graydon Compliance Solutions, LLC. Patrick brings ten years of legal, compliance, and financial services industry experience across a broad array of subject matters related to registered investment advisers, private equity and fixed income funds, broker-dealers, and insurance companies.
Previously, Patrick served as Private Funds and Regulatory Compliance Officer for Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. In this role, Patrick was responsible for coordinating all regulatory filings of the adviser and managed Fort Washington and its subsidiaries by providing compliance oversight, regulatory guidance, and by instituting effective governance and risk management practices. He directed the effective integration of the Securities Act, Exchange Act, Investment Company Act, and Adviser’s Act into the adviser’s compliance program, and led all compliance efforts associated with the private equity division, private client group, financial planning, as well as its affiliated broker-dealer activities.
Patrick earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of the Barristers for outstanding ability in appellate advocacy. He received his BA magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in English.
Patrick carries both the Series 7 and Series 24 securities licenses, and is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio and in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. He is the treasurer of the Cincinnati Bar Association and member of the CBA Executive Committee, as well as the chair of the Budget and Finance Committee. Patrick also serves as the president of the University of Cincinnati College of Law Alumni Association and the finance chair of Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Alumni Network.