NYU Wagner alumnus Zachary Townsend Spotlighted in Forbes "30 under 30" Honor Roll

Forbes "30 Under 30": Zachary Townsend (r.)

NYU Wagner graduate Zachary Townsend (MPA 2012) is heralded in Forbes Magazine’s prestigious “30 under 30” roster of highly successful and original strivers.

As Forbes reports, Townsend and his colleague, Dan Kimerling, are working in the field of entrepreneurial technology, where they have created a venture-backed business named Standard Treasury. The startup makes it easier for companies to conduct their commercial banking and to more simply add electronic checks, foreign exchanges, and other financial services to their websites and apps.

Previously, Townsend worked at Stripe, a company that makes it easy for software developers to accept credit cards on the web. Prior to Stripe, he was Senior Technology Policy Adviser to Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, and conducted civic and social sector management consulting as an Associate and Senior Associate at Bennett Midland LLC. His past clients included the NYC Administration of Children’s Services, the NYPD, the NYC Mayor’s Office, the Atlantic Philanthropies, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

He is a published statistician, a current board member of Bayes Impact, a not-for-profit that creates a data science fellowship for the social sector, and one of the co-founders of DataKind, a not-for-profit organization that matches pro bono data scientists with other not-for-profits. As a student at Wagner, he focused on public financial and statistical methods.

Congratulations, NYU Wagner alumnus Zachary Townsend, for well-deserved praise and recognition!