Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Neal Wolin

Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Independent Consultant
Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Neal Wolin is currently a consultant, a senior counselor at The Brunswick Group and an equity partner at Data Collective Venture Capital and a board partner at The Social+Capital Partnership, both venture capital firms based in northern California.  He is also an advisor to Nyca Partners, a venture capital and advisory firm focused on financial technology.  He is a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.

Mr. Wolin was the Deputy Secretary of Treasury from May 2009 until September 2013.  He was the longest serving Deputy Treasury Secretary in U.S. history.  Mr. Wolin served as Acting Secretary of the Treasury from January 25 to February 28, 2013.  

As Deputy Secretary, Mr. Wolin served as the Treasury Department’s Chief Operating Officer and supervised all Treasury bureaus and domestic and international policy offices as well as its management, legal, public affairs and congressional affairs functions. He played a key role in formulating and executing the U.S. government’s response to the financial crisis of 2008-2009 – including its economic recovery and financial reform plans. 

Prior to his confirmation as Deputy Secretary, Mr. Wolin served in the Obama White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President for Economic Policy.

Before joining the Obama Administration, Mr. Wolin was President and Chief Operating Officer of the property and casualty insurance companies of The Hartford Financial Services Group.  He served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Hartford from 2001 to 2007 and oversaw the company’s law, government affairs, communications, marketing and tax functions.

From 1999 to January 2001, Mr. Wolin served as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  He served as the Deputy General Counsel of the Treasury from 1995 to 1999.  He previously served in the Clinton White House as the Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council and as Executive Assistant to the National Security Advisor.  Mr. Wolin has also served as Special Assistant to three Directors of Central Intelligence.

He received a B.A. degree in history, summa cum laude, from Yale College; a Master of Science in Development Economics from the University of Oxford; and a J.D. from Yale Law School where he was a Coker Teaching Fellow in Constitutional Law.