Jo Ann Barefoot
CEOBarefoot Innovation Group
Jo Ann is CEO of Barefoot Innovation Group and Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Business & Government, where she’s writing a book on financial technology innovation and regulation. A noted advocate of “regulation innovation,” Jo Ann has been Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, partner at KPMG, Co-Chairman of Treliant Risk Advisors, and a staff member at the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. She’s an angel investor and cofounded Hummingbird Fintech, a regtech firm focused on AML. Jo Ann served on the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board and is on the boards of Oportun, the Center for Financial Services Innovation, and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Jo Ann hosts the acclaimed podcast series Barefoot Innovation. A frequent media source, she speaks annually to thousands of people throughout the world and has published nearly 200 articles.