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

December 13, 2021

To Get More Capital to Entrepreneurs of Color and Women, Reform Section 3(c)(1) Investment Funds

Launching a new business requires money.  Entrepreneurs need money to pay expenses, develop their product or service idea,...

  1. Capital
July 20, 2021

A Look Back at CAE’s Remarkable First Four Years

July 20, 2021 marks the fourth anniversary of the establishment of the Center for American Entrepreneurship (CAE), a...

  1. Capital
  2. Innovation
  3. Regulation
  4. Talent
  5. Taxes
May 3, 2021

Amid Pandemic, Digital Platforms are Salvation for Many New and Small Businesses

In addition to its devastating toll in human lives, the Covid-19 pandemic has careened through the landscape of America’s...

  1. Regulation