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Jennifer Tescher

Center for Financial Services Innovation
President & CEO
Jennifer Tescher is the President & CEO of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), the nation’s authority on consumer financial health. CFSI is the authority on consumer financial health, leading a network of committed financial services innovators to build better consumer products and practices. 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 that helps Americans build resilience and pursue economic opportunity. Jennifer founded CFSI in 2004. As an entrepreneur, innovator and forceful voice for change, Jennifer has focused her work and career on the idea that, by aligning consumer and provider success, business can be a force for good in the lives of consumers, communities and the economy. She is a nationally known thought leader, frequently quoted in national and financial press including The New York Times, NPR’s Marketplace, and Washington Post, with major speaking engagements at a broad spectrum of industry and policy convenings. She is a director on the board of Elevate Energy and is a member of several advisory councils, including Accion’s Center for Financial Inclusion and Opportunity Fund. Jennifer graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a combined BSJ and MSJ. She holds an MPP from the University of Chicago’s Harris School, where she gave the commencement address in 2016. She lives in Chicago with her husband, bestselling author Jonathan Eig, and their children, Lillian, Lola, and Jeffery.