John Dearie

Founder & President

Center for American Entrepreneurship

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John Dearie is the founder and President of the Center for American Entrepreneurship. He is the former Acting CEO of the Financial Services Forum, a financial and economic policy organization comprised of the chief executive officers of the largest financial institutions with operations in the United States.

From 2001 to 2015, he was the Forum’s Executive Vice President for Policy, coordinating the group’s policy agenda, which included: financial supervision reform, the competitiveness of U.S. capital markets, free and fair trade, comprehensive tax reform, debt and deficit reduction, and accelerating economic growth and job creation. Prior to joining the Forum, John spent nine years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he held positions in the Banking Studies, Foreign Exchange, and Policy & Analysis areas. He was appointed an Officer of the Bank in 1996. He is the co-author of Where the Jobs Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy (Wiley, 2013), which was called “one of the great economics books of the past few years” by the American Enterprise Institute. His writing has also appeared in the The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Hill, Politico, American Banker, USA Today, and China’s Caijing Magazine.

John’s Recent Writings

November 5, 2022

Why supporting startup founders of color pays off for the whole nation

As the U.S. economy continues its uneven recovery from the COVID downturn, entrepreneurship — something for which America...

  1. Innovation
  2. Talent

JOBS Act of 2022 will help diversify American entrepreneurship

On April 4, a group of Senate Banking Committee Republicans, led by Ranking Member Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), released an...

  1. Regulation
April 4, 2022

At February Roundtable, Entrepreneurs Warn Antitrust Legislation “Potentially Catastrophic”

On January 20th, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on a bipartisan basis to approve the American Innovation and Choice...

  1. Innovation