Neal Wolin is currently chief executive officer at Brunswick Group. He is also an equity partner at Data Collective Venture Capital and a board partner at The Social+Capital Partnership, both venture capital firms based in northern California. He is also an advisor to Nyca Partners, a venture capital and advisory firm focused on financial technology.
He served as the deputy secretary of the treasury from May 2009 until September 2013. He was the longest-serving deputy treasury secretary in U.S. history. Wolin also served as acting secretary of the treasury from January 25 to February 28, 2013.
As deputy secretary, Wolin served as the Treasury Department’s chief operating officer. He supervised all Treasury bureaus; the department’s domestic and international policy offices; and its management, legal, public affairs, and legislative affairs functions. Wolin played a key role in formulating and executing the government’s response to the financial crisis of 2008–2009, including its economic recovery and financial reform plans.
From 2007 to 2009, Wolin served as president and COO of the property and casualty insurance companies of The Hartford Financial Services Group. Before that, he was executive vice president and general counsel of The Hartford, with responsibility for the company’s legal, government affairs, tax, marketing and communications functions.
Before joining The Hartford, Wolin served as general counsel of the Treasury; as a member of the National Security Council staff; and as a special assistant to three directors of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Wolin received a B.A. in history, summa cum laude, from Yale College; an M.S. in development economics from the University of Oxford; and a J.D. from Yale Law School.