Daniel Barker

Director

Research and Knowledge

Dan joins Mastercard from BlackRock, where he was Vice President for Social Impact, leading development of the firm's global grant making strategy focusing on financial inclusion and workforce development.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Daniel was a management consultant at Deloitte where he advised corporate, multilateral, and nonprofit clients on social impact strategy. Before Deloitte, Dan began his career as a researcher at the Council on Foreign Relations and also managed a number of public-private partnerships and policy initiatives focused on advancing economic development at Earth Institute.

Dan has published research with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Halcyon Incubator on outcomes-based funding models and social enterprise. He holds a Masters in International Finance and Economic Policy from Columbia University and a BA from New York University.