Jo Ann Barefoot, Board Chair

CEO Barefoot Innovation Group, LLC

Jo Ann Barefoot is CEO of Barefoot Innovation Group, LLC and a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government in the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Widely known for her advocacy of “regulation innovation,” Barefoot has over 35 years of experience in consumer financial regulatory issues and fintech. The first woman Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, she established the original consumer protection regulatory unit for U.S. national banks.

In 2016 Barefoot co-founded Hummingbird Fintech, a reg-tech startup bringing new generation technology to anti-money laundering compliance.

She is an active angel investor and advises a range of fintech startups, and is also host of the podcast series Barefoot Innovation.