Jake Bright is a financial consultant, producer, and writer, publishing as a contributing editor and independently on business, finance, and Africa. He also writes select features on topics including outdoor sports, music, and culture. Bright is active in production, driving thought leadership programming as a Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and serving as a producer, moderator, and speaker in various forums.
Prior to his New York career he served in the Clinton administration as a speechwriter and chief aide to senior international economic advisers. He also spent 10 years in international finance as a management associate and officer at the US’ oldest financial institution.
Jake earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and graduate degree from Columbia University. He is a junior patron of Carnegie Hall, member of USSA Masters Skiing and US Masters Swimming, and active with several non-profit organizations, including The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. Jake was born and raised in Northern Michigan.