Michele Braun

Michele Braun

michele.braun@mville.edu
1 (914) 323-1238

About Me

Michele Braun brings extensive experience in central bank payment systems operations and policy making and in hands-on corporate treasury management to the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly evolving payments marketplace.  Her specialties include cross-industry and public/private cooperation to address shared concerns on standards, infrastructure, resilience and risk management; and using data presentation to illuminate business thinking.  Ms. Braun builds on expertise across the payments spectrum, including emerging and legacy payments; e-government; consumer, business and large-value payments; clearinghouses; central counterparties (CCPs); tri-party repo; and corporate cash management.
 
Ms. Braun currently consults on payment innovation, opportunities and risks.  Previously, as an officer at the New York Fed, she oversaw systemically important payment, clearing and settlement systems and worked with financial market utilities to reduce risk in domestic and global payment infrastructures.  For the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, she managed retail payment policies, oversaw Reserve Bank operations and worked to remove regulatory barriers to electronic payments and innovations.  Earlier, Ms. Braun directed treasury services for several midsized and start-up companies.  Her publications address risk and innovation in emerging payments, ACH fraud, corporate payment priorities, workers’ remittances, and low-value wire transfers.
Ms. Braun has a masters degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and a bachelors degree from Cornell University.