Staci Warden is a Senior Advisor at Connect Frontier LLC. She has 30 years of experience managing, advising, and writing on issues of international finance and economic development. She is the executive director of Global Market Development at the Milken Institute, where she leads strategic initiatives on developing capital markets, innovative finance, FinTech for financial inclusion, and access to capital. As part of this work, she co-founded a global program to train and mentor policymakers in financial policy.
Previously, Warden spent six years with JPMorgan in London, where she led its public sector client franchise in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and two years in New York on the sovereign Debt Capital Markets team. Before JPMorgan, she was a director at the Nasdaq, where she ran its two markets for micro-cap companies. Before that, Warden worked at the U.S. Department of Treasury, where she ran its international debt-for-nature restructuring program. She was the startup COO of the Center for Global Development and, prior to that, worked as an economist at the Carnegie Endowment and the Harvard Institute for International Development.
Warden has worked in over 50 countries and has served as a ministerial-level advisor on capital market development, sovereign-wealth management, debt management, and poverty reduction. Warden holds advanced degrees from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Brandeis University’s Keller School.