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Jacqueline Reses      

Chairman, Economic Development Council at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco & Chief Human Resources Officer for Square

Jacqueline (Jackie) Reses is an American businesswoman, investor and philanthropist. She is currently the Capital Lead and Executive Chair of Square Financial Services, People Team Lead at Square and serves as the Chairman of the Economic Development Council at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

At Square, Reses oversees the team working to expand access to funding for small businesses, enabling them to grow and achieve their goals. As CHRO, she also oversees all human resources, recruiting and culture programs. Reses joined Square in October 2015 and brings over 20 years of financial and leadership experience to her roles and a personal passion to help transform the economy through the foundational support of small business. As of April 2021, Reses ranked No. 30 on Forbes' ranking of America's Richest Self-Made Women, with an estimated net worth of $920 million. She has now crossed the $1 billion mark, owing largely to her 0.4% stake and additional stock options in Square.

Prior to Square, Reses was the Chief Development Officer for Yahoo. In this role, Reses focused on developing revenue and product partnerships ($1 billion+ annual revenue), strategic acquisitions (M&A), and significant corporate and tax transactions, as well as the operational and people transformation of Yahoo. Reses was also on the Board of Directors of Alibaba Group, led the U.S. media group at Apax Partners, served as CEO of iBuilding Inc., and spent seven years at Goldman Sachs.

Reses also supports a number of organizations and non-profit institutions. She sits on the advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Board of Directors of the Wharton School. She previously served on the Investment Committees for the endowments of both The Peddie School and The Brearley School. She has additionally been on the boards of numerous non-profit institutions such as Baby Buggy, City Meals and Springboard Enterprises.

Reses was named one of Crain's New York Business' "Most Influential Women," and was one of Dealmaker magazine's "Dealmakers of the Year." She has a patent pending for "Systems and Methods for Equitably Determining Employee Compensation."

She received a bachelor's degree in economics with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Reses and her husband have three children and live in Woodside, California.


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