Daniel J. Barker

VP for Research, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Dan is Vice President for Research at Mastercard's Center for Inclusive Growth, where he focuses on building partnerships with leading research institutions.

Dan joined 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 BlackRock, Daniel was a management consultant at Deloitte where he advised corporate, multilateral, and nonprofit clients on social impact strategy. Dan began his career as a researcher at the Council on Foreign Relations and also managed 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.