Commissioner Has Broad Background in Public, Private Sectors

Published July 1, 2008

New Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman has a long history of both private- and public-sector service. In the private sector he was involved in the creation and spin-off of technology companies with major corporations.

He was heavily involved in the investment industry as a private investor and manager of several private investment funds, managing the financial and legal aspects of investments and transactions.

Shulman was recently a member of the Office of the Chairman of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. In that capacity he oversaw operations and services. He also oversaw the relationship between NASD and the Nasdaq Stock Market. He is credited with facilitating NASD’s market transparency rules and practices.

Shulman also served on the National Commission for Restructuring the IRS in the late 1990s.

Shulman has an MBA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a law degree from the Georgetown Law Center.

Dan Pilla