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Jo Ann Barefoot

Jo Ann Barefoot

Jo Ann Barefoot, a frequent contributor to, for many years was an ABA Banking Journal contributing editor and is now a member of the Banking Exchange Editorial Advisory Board. She is CEO of Barefoot Innovation Group, Cofounder of Hummingbird Regtech, and Senior Fellow Emerita of the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Business and Government. Barefoot has served on the Consumer Advisory Board of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She has over 35 years of management, strategy, regulatory, and consulting experience focused on consumer financial protection. A former Deputy Comptroller of the Currency—the first woman to serve in that post—and partner at KPMG, she has advised most of America’s largest financial institutions, scores of community banks, and numerous non-profits and government agencies. She is a frequent speaker and media source on financial issues, has authored several books and over 150 articles, and has testified before Congress and other federal bodies. You can see Barefoot's periodic blog here, and follow her on Twitter on @JoAnnBarefoot

Building understanding between banks, fintech, regulators, and policymakers
When fintech becomes “supertech,” getting things right could bypass many traditions of regulation
Better question: Can and should consumer financial services regulation evolve?
Part 2: “Innovation Ave.” must be two-way street and that begins with questions
But it shouldn’t be. Fintech players discuss regulation. Compliance people should talk about innovation
How 4 tech trends—and changing attitudes—will transform banks and bank regulation
New research adds perspective to “unbanked, underbanked” thinking—banking needs more such data
An expert's family experiences illustrate how benefits may outweigh risks
Best of times—and worst of times—for underserved
How U.K. tackles fair treatment and how we can learn from it
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