Brunswick Group, the strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues, today announced that Adrienne Harris has joined as a Senior Advisor in the Washington, D.C. office focused on complex financial, regulatory and policy issues.
Adrienne has held a number of leadership roles in both the public and private sector. She brings a deep understanding of the financial services industry, having advised fintech companies, financial institutions and large venture capital firms. Most recently, she was the founding Chief Business Officer and General Counsel of a San Francisco-based insurtech start-up. Adrienne is a Professor of the Practice at the University of Michigan, where she is a Gates Foundation Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Finance, Law and Policy. She previously worked as a Special Assistant to President Obama for Economic Policy on the National Economic Council.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Adrienne brings a wealth of experience and exceptional advisory skills, which will help to strengthen our considerable capabilities in the financial services sector globally. Her deep experience at the intersection of finance, regulation and policy will be invaluable to our clients. We are thrilled that she has joined Brunswick.”
George Little, Partner and Washington, D.C. Office Head, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Adrienne to our team. She is highly networked, accomplished in government and the private sector and brings deep experience in the fast-changing fintech and broader financial services industry.”
On joining Brunswick, Adrienne Harris said: “Brunswick’s global reach and reputation are renowned – I look forward to working with clients worldwide on a range of financial, regulatory and policy issues.”
About Adrienne Harris
Adrienne Harris is a Professor of the Practice at the University of Michigan, where she is a Gates Foundation Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Finance, Law and Policy.
She is an early-stage investor and advises fintech companies, longstanding financial institutions and large venture capital firms. Most recently, Adrienne was the founding Chief Business Officer and General Counsel of a San Francisco-based insurtech start-up, for which she is now an Advisor. Adrienne serves on the Board of Directors for the Financial Health Network (formerly CFSI), Beneficial State Bank and Homie Inc., as well as several advisory boards, and as a Term Member on the Council of Foreign Relations.
Adrienne was a Special Assistant to President Obama for Economic Policy at the National Economic Council in the Obama White House. She joined the White House from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she served as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary. Prior to that, she was an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell.
Adrienne holds a JD from Columbia Law School where she was a member of the Law Review, a Master of Business Administration with specializations in Economics and Management from New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Spanish from Georgetown University.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues. Our purpose is to help the great value-creating organizations of the world play a more successful role in society. We advise on critical issues at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.
For more information, visit: www.brunswickgroup.com.
Name: George Little
Title: Partner, Office Head, Washington, D.C.
Email: [email protected]