Garry Reeder, Chief Executive Officer, American Fintech Council, will be our guest speaker at the Exchequer Club meeting on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
Garry Reeder has worked to advance consumer protection and innovation in the financial system from key roles in government, nonprofit, and private sector organizations. At the U.S. Treasury, Garry was a member of the original team charged with staffing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and setting its strategic, operational, and policy priorities. In addition to serving as the CFPB’s Chief of Staff, he envisioned and helped develop the CFPB’s Project Catalyst program focused on fostering consumer-friendly innovation. He also served as the FDIC Deputy representing the CFPB and was a member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) Deputies Committee and Systemic Risk Committee. Before joining the CFPB, Garry was a member of the Treasury Department’s Auto Team, which managed the Troubled Asset Relief Program’s (TARP) auto investments including the $23 billion IPO of General Motors.
Garry also served as Vice President for Innovation & Policy at the Financial Health Network. In addition to overseeing the nonprofit’s public policy initiatives, he led the Financial Solutions Lab, a $60 million program designed to cultivate, support, and scale innovative ideas that advance the financial health of low- to moderate-income (LMI) consumers and historically underserved communities. Garry’s consulting experience includes leadership roles at Chain Bridge Partners, BlackRock, and Fenway Summer. Mr. Reeder holds a BA in History from Yale College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.