President & CEO
Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)
Jennifer Tescher is the President & CEO for the Center for Financial Services Innovation, which aims to transform the financial services experience in America in order to better serve underbanked consumers and help them achieve prosperity. Towards that goal, CFSI develops and distributes real-world tested research and strategy, provides funding to promising companies, and facilitates cross-sector business collaboration. Ms. Tescher founded CFSI in 2004 and has since achieved notable success in raising the profile of underbanked access and asset-building as an objective for the industry. She has become a nationally known expert on this topic, with a monthly column in American Banker, frequent interviews and articles in the financial press, and major speaking engagements at a broad spectrum of industry and policy convenings. Tescher launched CFSI’s annual conference, produced in partnership with SourceMedia, which presents cutting edge thought leadership and showcases innovators, executives, and emerging companies in the financial services industries. Newly titled “Emerge: The Forum on Consumer Financial Services Innovation,” the conference agenda reflects CFSI’s understanding of the changing financial services market, offers a renewed focus on improving consumers’ financial health, and draws over 700 attendees each year. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Jonathan Eig, and her children, Lillian, Lola, and Jeffery.