Chief Executive Officer, Brunswick Group; Former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury (Obama Administration)
Neal Wolin is the Chief Executive Officer of Brunswick Group, based in Washington, D.C. He leads the firm’s operations across 23 offices in 14 countries and advises clients across industries on significant financial, M&A, regulatory and public affairs issues. Wolin has spent his entire professional career – in both the private and public sectors – at the intersection of business, public affairs and communications. Prior to joining Brunswick, he was Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury from May 2009 until September 2013 the longest serving in U.S. history – and Acting Secretary of the Treasury in January and February 2013. As Deputy Secretary, Neal 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. Prior to the Treasury, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the property and casualty insurance companies of The Hartford Financial Services Group, a $20bn Fortune 200 company.
Neal is a board partner at SocialCapital and an equity partner at Data Collective Venture Capital, both venture capital firms based in northern California. He is also a limited partner advisor to Nyca Partners, a venture capital and advisory firm focused on financial technology. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a board member of the Atlantic Council and the Partnership for Public Service. He graduated from Yale with a B.A. in History and holds a Master of Science in Development Economics from the University of Oxford, as well as a J.D. from Yale Law School.