Raj Date

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Raj Date
Raj Date CFPB.jpg
Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
In office
August 1, 2011 – January 4, 2012
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Elizabeth Warren
Succeeded by Richard Cordray
Personal details
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Harvard Law School

Rajeev V. Date was the first-ever Deputy Director of the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.[1] He had previously served in a variety of leadership positions at the Bureau, including several months as the startup agency's leader, as the Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury. He is credited with guiding the CFPB's early strategic, operational, and policy initiatives.

After leaving the CFPB [2] Date founded Fenway Summer,[3] a hybrid advisory and venture investment firm based in Washington DC. He serves on a number of boards of directors, including those of the peer-to-peer lender Prosper, the digital currency firm Circle, and the mortgage banking startup Ethos Lending.

Date graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School.[4]

Prior to joining CFPB, he worked at Capital One and Deutsche Bank. He left the banking industry in 2009 to start the Cambridge Winter Center, a nonprofit think tank devoted to promoting the regulation of financial firms.[4][5][6]

Date joined the bureau in February 2011 as associate director of research, markets and regulations, where he oversaw work on credit cards and mortgages. He succeeded Elizabeth Warren as special advisor when she stepped down from the agency on August 1, 2011.[5]


  1. ^ "Treasury Department Announces Senior Hires for CFPB Implementation Team". Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. February 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ The Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323551004578116901565158098.html |url= missing title (help). 
  3. ^ http://www.fenwaysummer.com/
  4. ^ a b "Rajeev Date replaces Elizabeth Warren on the CFPB". Siliconindia.com. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  5. ^ a b Dennis, Brady (July 26, 2011). "Raj Date to replace Elizabeth Warren at consumer bureau". The Washington Post. 
  6. ^ "Raj Date". Cambridge Winter Center. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Elizabeth Warren
Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Succeeded by
Richard Cordray