Mr. Schenker is the President of Prestige Economics, and he is one of the most accurate financial forecasters and futurists in the world.
Mr. Schenker is the President of Prestige Economics and Chairman of The Futurist Institute. He has been ranked one of the most accurate financial forecasters and futurists in the world. Bloomberg News has ranked Mr. Schenker a top forecaster in 43 categories, including #1 in the world for his forecast accuracy in an astonishing 25 categories, including for his forecasts of the Euro, the British Pound, the Swiss Franc, the Russian Ruble, the Chinese RMB, crude oil prices, natural gas prices, gold prices, industrial metals prices, agricultural commodity prices, US new home sales, and US jobs.
Mr. Schenker was ranked one of the top 100 most influential financial advisors in the world by Investopedia in 2018.
Mr. Schenker attends OPEC and Fed events, and he has given keynotes for public companies, industry groups, and the US Federal Reserve. He has even advised NATO and the Department of Defense on the future of work, blockchain, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, quantum computing, data analysis, forecasting, and fake news.
Mr. Schenker is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion and Bloomberg View. He has written over a dozen books. Six of his books have been #1 Best Sellers on Amazon: Jobs for Robots, Quantum: Computing Nouveau, Commodity Prices 101, Recession-Proof, Electing Recession, and The Robot and Automation Almanac, which is compiled annually by The Futurist Institute and Mr. Schenker edits. Mr. Schenker also wrote the books The Promise of Blockchain, Midterm Economics, Futureproof Supply Chain, Robot-Proof Yourself, Financial Risk Management Fundamentals, and Be the Shredder, Not the Shred. His forthcoming books include The Fog of Data, Spikes: Growth Hacking Leadership, and Reading the Economic Tea Leaves.
Mr. Schenker advises executives, industry groups, institutional investors, and central banks as the President of Prestige Economics. He also founded The Futurist Institute in October 2016, for which Mr. Schenker has created a rigorous course of study that includes The Future of Work, The Future of Transportation, The Future of Data, The
Future of Finance, Futurist Fundamentals, The Future of Energy, The Future of Leadership, The Future of Healthcare, and The Future of Quantum Computing. Mr. Schenker is also an instructor for LinkedIn Learning courses on Corporate Finance Risk Management, Audit and Due Diligence, Recession-Proof Strategies, and a weekly Economic Indicator series.
Mr. Schenker is very active in FinTech and he has been an executive and advisory board member of multiple startups. He is the Executive Director of the Texas Blockchain Association and has been a member of the Central Texas Angel Network — the most active angel investor network in the United States. He is the Futurist for Hyperloop Massachusetts.
Mr. Schenker holds a Master’s in Applied Economics from UNC Greensboro, a Master’s in Negotiation from CSU Dominguez Hills, a Master’s in German from UNC Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s in History and German from The University of Virginia. He also holds a Certificate in FinTech from MIT, a Certificate in Supply Chain Management from MIT, a Certificate in Professional Development from UNC, a Certificate in Negotiation from Harvard Law School, and a Certificate in Cybersecurity from Carnegie Mellon. Mr. Schenker holds the professional designations CMT® (Chartered Market Technician), CVA® (Certified Valuation Analyst), ERP® (Energy Risk Professional), and CFP® (Certified Financial Planner). He is also a Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst (FLTA).
Before founding Prestige Economics, Mr. Schenker worked as a Risk Specialist at McKinsey and Company, where he provided content direction to trading, risk, and commodity project teams on six continents. Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Schenker was the Chief Energy and Commodity Economist at Wachovia Bank, which is now part of Wells Fargo.
Based in Austin, Mr. Schenker is one of only 100 CEOs on the Texas Business Leadership Council, a non-partisan group that advises Texas elected leadership at the state and federal level.
He also sits on multiple boards and he is a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Schenker is on the advisory board of Hidden Star, a non-profit focused on helping low-income, minority, and disadvantaged entrepreneurs start new businesses and succeed. He has also been a member of the advisory board of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at North Carolina State University since 2013. Mr. Schenker is also a director and VP of technology for The Texas Lyceum, a non-partisan non-profit that fosters business and policy dialogue on important US and Texas issues.
His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Germany, CNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, Fox, Fox Business, BNN, CBC, NTV, and the BBC.
Mr. Schenker has been a frequent guest host of Bloomberg Television.