Nomi Prins is an independent investigative journalist, a senior fellow at the non-partisan think tank Demos, and author of the acclaimed books It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street; Other People’s Money: The Corporate Mugging of America, which predicted the current financial crisis and was chosen as a Best Book of 2004 by The Economist, Barron’s, and The Library Journal; Jacked: How “Conservatives” are Picking your Pocket (Whether You Voted for Them or Not); and her latest, Black Tuesday, a historical novel about the 1929 crash. She is currently penning a new book, All the Presidents’ Bankers, a probing epic about the past century of relationships between presidents and key bankers and how they shaped America.
Prins has been featured alongside prominent thought leaders and Nobel Prize winners in numerous documentaries, including Heist, Plunder, and most recently, The Big Fix, which garnered standing ovations at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
A frequent commentator on global and domestic economic, financial, and political issues she has appeared on BBC World, RTTV, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, CSPAN, Democracy Now, Fox, and PBS. She has been featured on hundreds of radio shows including CNN Radio, Marketplace, NPR, BBC, and Canadian Programming. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, Fortune, Newsday, Mother Jones, Newsweek, The Guardian, The Nation, Alternet, Slate, and other publications.
Prins is a member of Senator Bernie Sanders’ Federal Reserve Reform Advisory Council and listed as one of America’s TopWonks. Before becoming a journalist, she worked on Wall Street as a managing director at Goldman Sachs, a Senior Managing Director running the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London, and a senior derivatives strategist at Lehman Brothers. She holds a BS in Mathematics from SUNY and an MS in Statistics and Operations Research, as well as coursework completion for a Phd in Statistics, from New York University.
Nomi Prins’ keynotes and presidential choice speeches are thoughtfully tailored for particular audiences, ranging from students to academics to grant makers to lawyers to surgeons.