Jason Schenker, President and Chief Economist; Prestige Economics LLC
Mr. Schenker is the President and Chief Economist of Prestige Economics, a management consulting, advisory, and research firm. Mr. Schenker manages the consulting projects of Prestige Economics, LLC and is responsible for writing commentary, giving external presentations, and producing Consensus forecasts for economic indicators, energy prices and inventories, metals prices, and foreign exchange rates. Mr. Schenker is regularly quoted by the press, including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Bloomberg. Mr. Schenker attends exclusive OPEC, IEF, and Fed meetings, and also frequently presents to central banks, governmental bodies, and industry groups. Mr. Schenker is also a contributor to Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Reuters, and Platts Consensus surveys for economic indicators, energy, metals, and foreign exchange. He was named “Bloomberg Best” Crude Oil Price Forecaster for 2010, and has been ranked the most accurate Consensus forecaster of U.S. non-farm payrolls by Bloomberg over a two-year period.
Prior to founding Prestige Economics, Mr. Schenker worked for McKinsey & Company as a Risk Specialist and Senior Consultant, and earlier in Wachovia's Corporate and Investment Bank as a Consensus-contributing economist using the functional titles of Economist, International Economist, Chief Energy Economist, and Commodity Economist.
Mr. Schenker holds a Bachelor's with distinction in History and German from UVA, an MA in German from UNC Chapel Hill, and an MA in Applied Economics from UNC Greensboro. He has also earned the professional designations of ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant) ERP® (Energy Risk Professional), and CFP® (Certified Financial Planner). Mr. Schenker is also a member of the National Association for Business Economics, the Global Association of Risk Professionals, and the Global Interdependence Center.