Leslie Parrish
Senior AnalystAite Group
Leslie Parrish is the senior analyst for consumer lending at the Aite Group. Previously, Ms. Parrish held multiple roles at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She helped develop the bureau’s research agenda, strategy, and rulemaking approach to small-dollar loans offered by banks, nonbanks, and fintech firms. She also authored research publications to inform rulemaking efforts on overdraft programs, and debt collection. Before her work at the CFPB, Ms. Parrish spent over 10 years working on public policy issues related to financial services, financial inclusion, and consumer protection. Through this work, she developed expertise in a number of financial products and services, including student loans, mortgages, and unsecured loans marketed to nonprime consumers, as well as in debt relief strategies.

Ms. Parrish holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.