Todd H. Baker
Senior Fellow, Columbia Business School
Todd H. Baker is a former banking executive and law firm partner whose career has led him from corporate law to C-suite strategic leadership roles at domestic and international banks and roles as an academic, consultant, writer, speaker and commentator on banking, financial technology, consumer financial access and regulation issues.
He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy at Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School, where he works on issues arising from the digital transformation of financial services, with a special interest in consumer financial resilience, employer-sponsored financial health and emerging business models for both traditional banks and non-bank "FinTech" financial services providers. Mr. Baker also serves as the Managing Principal at Broadmoor Consulting, LLC, a board member at the Opportunity Fund (the nation's leading nonprofit small business lender), a member of the Academic Research Council at the Urban Institute and a senior advisor to several financial technology firms. Mr. Baker has written for publications including the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and the American Banker, speaks frequently at industry conferences and is widely quoted in the financial and technology press as an industry expert.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Baker was a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, the Chief Corporate Strategy and Development Officer at MUFG Americas Holdings/Union Bank NA and Washington Mutual, Inc., the Chief Corporate Development Officer at TD Bank, N.A., and a partner with the international law firms Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP.