Executive Deputy Superintendent, R & I
NY State Dept. of Financial Services
Matthew Homer is currently the Executive Deputy Superintendent of Research and Innovation Division at the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS). Prior to this role, he was Head of Policy and Research at Quovo, a New York fintech company providing open banking functionality for the financial services ecosystem, leading up to the company’s acquisition by fintech company Plaid. Mr. Homer is a former U.S. Government civil servant with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). At USAID, he designed, launched, and oversaw two new innovation programs: Cashless Catalyst, a partnership between the U.S. Government and the Government of India to promote payments innovations and greater financial inclusion; and the RegTech for Regulators Accelerator, a first-of-its-kind program designed to help financial regulators improve their supervision of digital firms through new technologies. As a member of the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection at the FDIC he focused on emerging technology and financial inclusion. Earlier in his career, he worked for Deloitte Consulting, where he focused on financial regulatory reform.