Jennifer Tescher is President & CEO of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), the nation’s authority on consumer financial health. Ms. Tescher founded CFSI in 2004 and has since achieved notable success in championing increased access to high-quality financial products and services for underserved consumers as an objective for the industry. Through its Compass Principles and a lineup of proprietary research, insights and events, CFSI connects members of its network to build a more robust financial services marketplace.
Ms. Tescher has become a nationally known expert on the topic of consumer financial health, as a contributor to American Banker, with frequent interviews and articles in the financial press, and major speaking engagements across a broad spectrum of industry and policy convenings. Tescher also launched CFSI’s annual conference ”Emerge: The Forum on Consumer Financial Services Innovation,” which presents cutting-edge thought leadership and showcases innovators, executives, and emerging companies in the financial services industries.
Recent speaking engagements include: Money20/20; The Financial Services Roundtable 2013 Fall Conference; Best Practices in Retail Financial Services; CFPB’s Mobile Payments Convening; BAI’s Retail Delivery; and SOCAP 2014.
Ms. Tescher received Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40” Award in 2006 and is currently an advisory council member of Accion’s Center for Financial Inclusion. She received undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and a public policy degree from the University of Chicago.
Recent research from Jennifer Tescher
CFSI submitted its response to the CFPB's Request for Information Regarding Consumer Access to Financial Records. In the letter, CFSI describes how companies should design data-sharing partnerships to support consumer choice and innovation. The letter also urges the CFPB to support the industry's efforts to develop solutions by affirming consumers' right to access their financial data through principles-based guidance.Policy, Issue Briefs on Consumer Challenges, Financial Technology for Social Good Read More