Toby Madden is an experienced economist that seeks to help you make better financial decisions. He is a speaker, author, consultant, and the founder of Power Parametrics LLC, a boutique financial advising firm that uses statistical models and surveys to forecast the economy.
Toby understands that the topics he covers in his speeches can be a bit dry, or at least when it is presented by the wrong person. So he does things a little differently, he makes it entertaining, relevant, and most importantly, beneficial to you and your organization. While he does present his audience with hard data, he makes sure to keep you, his audience, engaged, asking questions, telling stories, and making a few jokes.
Toby is the author of the book Club Fed, which takes an inside look at the good, the bad, and the fixable of the Federal Reserve. He also published numerous articles for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
He worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis for over Twenty Years. Toby taught undergraduate and masters level economics courses at Hamline University, University of St. Thomas, and Augsburg College. He worked at TCF Financial for five years in investments and management reporting, and for five years at Ernst & Young as a senior consultant in the financial services industry group.
He received his undergraduate degree in accounting and his MBA from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and completed coursework for his Ph.D. in applied economics. Toby is a certified public accountant, certified management accountant, and a licensed real estate broker. He has also served as president of the Minnesota Economic Association, as a board member on the Minnesota Council on Economic Education, the Saint Paul Academy of Finance, the Minnesota Council of Economic Advisors and the National Speakers Association's Minnesota Chapter.