- Diversity and Inclusion in Business
- U.S. Current Events
- Business Growth and Trends
Audience & Industry
- Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
- Colleges and Universities
Having served in leadership positions in the financial services industry for three decades, John is a pioneer of authentic stewardship, who made the decision to reimburse clients affected by the collapse of a money market mutual fund. He most recently served as CEO of RBC Wealth Management – U.S., one of the leading full-service retail brokerage firms in the United States.
John Taft is a thought leader who affirms the importance of stewardship as a core principle for the financial services industry. Whether leading transformational change on diversity issues during his tenure at RBC, or serving as the chairman of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) in 2011, John understands the importance of responsible finance to improving the quality of life for all members of society. Always committed to his community, John has served a wide range of not-for-profit and public service organizations. He is the author of two books: Stewardship: Lessons Learned from the Lost Culture of Wall Street (John Wiley & Sons, 2012) and A Force for Good: How Enlightened Finance Can Restore Faith in Capitalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). As the great-grandson of U.S. President William Howard Taft and grandson of Senator Robert A. Taft, John comes from a distinguished family well-known for its commitment to integrity.
A Force for Good
John Taft's Speech Topics
You’ll Ruin This Place When You Leave - Leading through Culture
Will Trump’s “Ayn Rand Capitalism” Work?
What Do We Want from Capitalism?
The Call to Stewardship
Retirement Wars: What the Battle Between Government and Wall Street Will Mean for You
Works by John Taft