Jeff Foster is the CEO and co-founder of Clara Lending, a technology-enabled lending platform making financing a home easier, faster and more affordable. Before founding Clara, Jeff was a Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Treasury Department helping to direct the Administration's response to the Financial Crisis and design a new financial regulatory system, specifically leading housing policy and reforms of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Jeff was actively involved in the development and implementation of a number of initiatives and programs to help simplify credit access and repair credit for working and middle class Americans. Prior to joining Treasury, Jeff was a Principal in the private equity group at Apollo Global Management. Jeff has a B.S from Duke University and grew up in Kansas City. He’s an avid Royals fan and a universal ambassador of the world’s best BBQ.