TR RegTech 2019 Competition Judges

Neil Masterson

Co-COO, Thomson Reuters

Neil Masterson is the Co-Chief Operating Officer (co-COO) of Thomson Reuters, responsible for operations and enablement functions, including Technology, Operations, Commercial Excellence, Strategy, Marketing, and Security.

Previously, Mr Masterson served as Thomson Reuters Chief Transformation Officer.  As chief transformation officer and now COO, Mr Masterson has driven change and business simplification to enable the company’s shift from a portfolio of businesses, to a single enterprise focused on innovation-led growth delivering more value to our customers. 

His role as Chief Transformation Officer followed several management positions in the financial business and in the Thomson Corporation, including Managing Director of the Investors segment in the Financial & Risk business. Prior to joining Thomson in 2002, Mr Masterson spent two years at Reuters as Senior Vice President of Business Development. 

He graduated from University College, London, and began his career at KPMG in London, where he qualified as a chartered accountant. Before moving to the U.S., Mr Masterson spent five years working in UK’s retailing industry.

Charlotte Rushton

President, Tax Professionals, Thomson Reuters

Charlotte Rushton is President of the Tax Professionals customer market. In this capacity, she oversees the Thomson Reuters full proposition for accounting firms and tax professionals in governments, while also focusing on delivering more intuitive tax offerings, automating tax workflows and expanding in the small-to-medium business market.

Prior to her current role, Charlotte was Managing Director for the law firm segment for the Thomson Reuters Legal business unit, delivering winning product propositions to meet legal customers’ varied and rapidly evolving needs.  She also led the Tax & Accounting business operations that serve corporations and accounting firms across Asia Pacific and Europe. In 2010, she established the Tax & Accounting business's regional office in Singapore, where she led the team that launched ONESOURCE corporate tax solutions in China, Korea and Taiwan, and ONESOURCE global solutions in Asia Pacific.

In addition, Charlotte served as the Executive Sponsor for Innovation for the Legal business and has designed and delivered an innovative female leadership program for Legal clients.

Before joining Thomson Reuters, she was a partner and leader of the business strategy capability for Computer Sciences Corporation, based in New York. She holds a Master’s degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Susan Dudley

Director, the GW Regulatory Studies Center Distinguished Professor of Practice Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration The George Washington University

Susan Dudley is Director of the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center, which she established in 2009 to improve regulatory policy through research, education, and outreach.  She is also a distinguished professor of practice in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. She is a past president of the Society for Benefit Cost Analysis, a senior fellow with the Administrative Conference of the United States, a National Academy of Public Administration fellow, and on the board of Economists Incorporated. She chairs the Regulatory Transparency Project’s Regulatory Process working group and serves on the executive committee of the Federalist Society Administrative Law Group. Her book, Regulation: A Primer, with Jerry Brito, is available on Amazon.com.

From April 2007 through January 2009, Professor Dudley served as the Presidentially-appointed Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and was responsible for the review of draft executive branch regulations under Executive Order 12866, the collection of federal-government-wide information under the Paperwork Reduction Act, the development and implementation of government-wide policies in the areas of information policy, privacy, and statistical policy, and international regulatory cooperation efforts. 

Prior to OIRA, she directed the Regulatory Studies Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and taught courses on regulation at the George Mason University School of Law. Earlier in her career, Professor Dudley served as an economist at OIRA, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. She was also a consultant to government and private clients at Economists Incorporated. She holds a Master of Science degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and a Bachelor of Science degree (summa cum laude) in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Steve Perreault

Head of M&A Strategy, Thomson Reuters

Steve Perreault is the Head of M&A Strategy where he is working to ensure TR uses M&A effectively to support our growth strategy.  Prior to this, he was Vice President, Corporate Strategy, where his work supported several transformational changes. 

Prior to his strategy roles, Steve spent several years leading the expansion of the Compliance Learning product line in Thomson Reuters Risk business, and as well as leading the development and launch of Checkpoint Learning in the Tax & Accounting business. 

Steve joined Thomson Reuters through the Management Associate Program, and has collected a range of experience in strategy, finance, customer operations, and project management.  Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Steve served as a submarine warfare officer in the United States Navy.

Steve has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University

Nick Jarema

VP, Thomson Reuters Ventures

Nick Jarema is responsible for managing the corporate venture capital activity of Thomson Reuters, which aims to help grow early-stage companies into strategic partners for Thomson Reuters.  Nick is also the head of emerging technology strategy in TR Labs, the customer-facing R&D arm of Thomson Reuters.  His responsibilities in both roles are to understand emerging technology and startup landscapes in various markets, define a strategic direction, and create a path to achieving those ambitions through investment and partnerships with early stage companies. 

Nick has been with Thomson Reuters for 10 years in a variety of business strategy and finance roles, including corporate strategy, corporate finance, treasury, and other operational roles.

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Nick was at GE Capital.  He worked in GE Real Estate as a sales rep selling structured loan products as part of GE Real Estate, as well as rotated through several GE business units as part of it’s Information Management Leadership Program, which focused on IT leadership, developing and deploying enterprise software, project management, and process improvement. 

Nick holds a BS in Management Information Systems and a minor in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and an MBA in Finance & Accounting from New York University.  Nick is a CFA charter holder.