Bo Cutter

Senior Fellow

Bowman Cutter is a senior fellow and former Director of the Next American Economy Project at the Roosevelt Institute.

Prior to joining Roosevelt, Mr. Cutter was managing director of Warburg Pincus, a major global private equity firm headquartered in NYC, where he served as the firm’s economist, as a leader in its international business, and as one of its principal fundraisers from 1996 to 2009.  In these roles, he evaluated the financial and business sectors of a large number of economies, assessed their capital markets, and considered the merits of special investments within these markets.

Mr. Cutter joined Warburg Pincus directly from a senior economic policy role in the Clinton administration. He has served with distinction during two Democratic presidencies: as director of the National Economic Council and Deputy Assistant to the President during the Clinton administration (from 1992 to 1996), and as Executive Director for Budget at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) during the Carter administration (from 1976 to 1981). Mr. Cutter also served as leader of the OMB transition team after the election of President Obama. From 1981 to 1993, he was vice chairman and managing partner at Coopers & Lybrand, the global accounting and consulting firm that subsequently merged with Price Waterhouse. In this role, Mr. Cutter managed a major consulting practice and was also responsible for the overall strategy of Coopers & Lybrand, a large, decentralized international business.

Mr. Cutter’s central public policy interest has been the development and management of economic policy, and, in particular, issues related to economic growth, development, and the alleviation of poverty.

Mr. Cutter was Chairman of the Board of CARE, a global development organization (where he had been a member of the Board for 20 years) for over seven years, and he is a founder and immediate past Chairman of MicroVest, a leading global microfinance fund with assets under management now in excess of $400 million. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Resources for the Future, one of the most important energy and environmental research institutes in the world, and is Chairman of the Tunisian American Enterprise Fund (TAEF), which was founded by the US government to help the Tunisian economy through private sector investment.  In addition, Mr. Cutter is Co-Chair of the Fiscal Health Subcommittee and past Co-Chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, a leading business think-tank in the United States. In addition, he is a member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the board of the Ocean Conservancy.

Mr. Cutter holds degrees from Harvard University, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.