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Garry Reeder

Garry Reeder

Garry Reeder

Vice President, Innovation and Policy, Center for Financial Services Innovation
Financial Health Network

In his role as Vice President of Innovation and Policy, Gary will set the strategic direction and be responsible for execution of CFSI’s innovation portfolio and policy activities. Gary will also be responsible for leading the Financial Solutions Lab, a community of startups, financial services companies, and nonprofit organizations building solutions to improve financial health in America. The Lab is managed by CFSI with founding partner JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Prior to joining CFSI, Garry spent a number of years advising financial service providers and investors on issues related to consumer protection and government regulation, including existing and proposed regulations, supervisory matters, and enforcement actions. He was a co-founder of Fenway Summer — a consumer finance advisory and investment firm; and headed the Consumer Financial Services Advisory Practice at BlackRock. His broad experience in regulatory matters stems from his work at the CFPB, FDIC, US Treasury, and in the asset management industry.

Garry was a member of the original team at the U.S. Treasury Department charged with staffing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and setting its strategic, operational, and policy priorities. In addition to serving as Chief of Staff, he envisioned and helped develop the CFPB’s Project Catalyst, a program focused on fostering consumer-friendly innovation. Garry also served as the FDIC Deputy representing the CFPB and was a member of the Deputies Committee and Systemic Risk Committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). Before joining the CFPB, he 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.

Prior to his service at the CFPB and the U.S. Treasury Department, Garry spent a decade in the asset management business at Ziff Brothers Investments covering financial institutions and at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. covering the media industry.

Garry holds a B.A. in History from Yale College and an M.B.A from Columbia Business School. He is based out of Washington DC and will be a member of the Program Leadership Team at CFSI.