Jake Bright is a consultant, writer, and producer 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. His articles include features in Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Bloomberg’s proprietary Brief, and The Financial Times and have received "Best Business Column" distinction by The Week. Bright is a frequent commentator on international business topics to media outlets such as Bloomberg News, and has produced high level forums with partners including CNN, Newsweek, PwC, IBM, the Carlyle Group, McKinsey & Co., and NYU Stern.
Prior to his New York career Jake 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 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.