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Jo Ann Barefoot

Founder & CEO, Barefoot Innovation Group

Jo Ann Barefoot is CEO of Barefoot Innovation Group, Cofounder of Hummingbird Regtech, Senior
Advisor to the Omidyar Network, and host of the podcast show Barefoot Innovation. A noted advocate of
“regulation innovation,” Jo Ann is Senior Fellow Emerita at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for
Business & Government and is writing a book on financial innovation and regulation. She has been
Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, partner at KPMG, Co-Chairman of Treliant Risk Advisors, and staff
member at the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. She’s an angel investor, serves on the board of Oportun,
and advises financial companies and governments worldwide. She serves on the fintech advisory
committee for FINRA, is an Executive Board Member of the International RegTech Association (IRTA),
and a member of the Milken Institute U.S. FinTech Advisory Committee. Jo Ann chairs the boards of the
Center for Financial Services Innovation and FinRegLab and previously served on the CFPB’s Consumer
Advisory Board. Jo Ann has published nearly 200 articles and is a popular keynote speaker, addressing
thousands of people annually throughout the world. www.jsbarefoot.com.