Bruce Usher

Professor of Finance, Columbia University

Bruce Usher is an adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School, where he developed and teaches a course on carbon finance and the finance and sustainability in the MBA program. He served as CEO of EcoSecurities Group plc from 2002 to 2009, during which time he built it into the world’s largest public carbon credit company. Prior to EcoSecurities, Usher was co-founder and CEO of TreasuryConnect LLC, which provided electronic trading solutions to banks and was sold to eSpeed Inc in 2001. For the previous six years, Usher was COO of The Williams Capital Group, a boutique institutional investment bank specializing in capital markets activities for major corporations and institutional investors. Prior to that he spent four years as a Vice President at Lehman Brothers in both New York and Tokyo. Before joining Lehman, Usher worked for several years at the Chuo Trust & Banking Company in Tokyo. Usher received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

He is a Big Think Delphi Fellow.