Jennifer Tescher is the founder, president and CEO of the Center for Financial Services Innovation. CFSI is the authority on consumer financial health, leading a network of committed financial services innovators to build better consumer products and practices. 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.
Jennifer is a recognized thought leader, with frequent interviews and articles in both the mainstream and financial press and major speaking engagements at a broad spectrum of industry and policy conferences. In 2008, she was chosen to serve a three-year term on the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council, and today participates as an advisory board member for several of the nation’s largest financial institutions, non-profits and research organizations. She was named one of Chicago’s 40 under 40 by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2006. She serves on the board of Elevate Energy, is the past chair of the board of the Center for Economic Progress and a past board member of the Interfaith Council for the Homeless. In 2014, she was nominated to the Northwestern University Council of One Hundred.