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Wealthfront's executive team combines world-class financial experts and Silicon Valley's best technology talent

Management Team

Adam Nash

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Adam Nash | President and Chief Executive Officer

Adam Nash

President and Chief Executive Officer

@adamnash

As President and CEO of Wealthfront, Adam Nash has built the company around a centralized mission to always put the client first and change the bad practices that plague the financial services industry. Adam joined Wealthfront from Greylock Partners, where he was an Executive-in-Residence. Prior to Greylock, he was VP of Product Management at LinkedIn, where he built the teams responsible for core product, user experience, platform and mobile. Adam held a number of leadership roles at eBay that included Director of eBay Express, as well as strategic and technical roles at Atlas Venture Preview Systems and Apple. Adam holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Andy Rachleff

Executive Chairman

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Andy Rachleff | Executive Chairman

Andy Rachleff

Executive Chairman

@arachleff

Andy Rachleff is Wealthfront's Executive Chairman. He serves as a member of the board of trustees and vice chairman of the endowment investment committee for University of Pennsylvania and as a member of the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses on technology entrepreneurship. Prior to Wealthfront, Andy co-founded and was general partner of Benchmark Capital, where he was responsible for investing in a number of successful companies including Equinix, Juniper Networks, and Opsware. He also spent ten years as a general partner with Merrill, Pickard, Anderson & Eyre (MPAE). Andy earned his BS from University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Burton Malkiel

Chief Investment Officer

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Burton Malkiel | Chief Investment Officer

Burton Malkiel

Chief Investment Officer

Renowned economist and author, Dr. Burton Malkiel, serves as Wealthfront's Chief Investment Officer. Dr. Malkiel is the Chemical Bank chairman's professor of economics, emeritus, and senior economist at Princeton University and is most known for authoring the classic finance book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, now in its 12th edition. The launch of this book in 1973 elevated the low-cost investing revolution by encouraging individual investors to use index funds. Dr. Malkiel has dedicated his life's work to advocating for the retail investor and spent 28 years as a director and then board member at Vanguard. Before moving to Princeton, where he was also chairman of the Economics Department, Dr. Malkiel was dean of the Yale School of Management and William S. Beinecke Professor of Management Studies from 1981 until 1988. He is a past president of the American Finance Association and the International Atlantic Economic Association. He is also a past appointee to the President's Council of Economic Advisors. In addition, he serves on the boards of directors and advisory boards of several corporations.

Ashley Fieglein Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

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Ashley Fieglein Johnson | Chief Financial Officer

Ashley Fieglein Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

@ashleyfj71

Ashley Fieglein Johnson serves as Wealthfront's Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Wealthfront, Ashley held a range of senior leadership positions within ServiceSource that included Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, Interim CEO and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to ServiceSource, Ashley founded GreenAtom, a professional services firm focused on advising companies in the Clean Technology industry on financial strategy, business development and organizational structure. Ashley also spent several years with General Atlantic, a private equity firm servicing the technology industry, where she helped build and manage its presence on the West Coast. Before General Atlantic, Ashley led International Business Development for Ariba and worked in both venture investing and investment banking for the technology corporate finance division of Morgan Stanley. Ashley earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Master in International Policy from Stanford University.

Daniel Carroll

Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

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Daniel Carroll | Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Daniel Carroll

Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

@danielcarroll

Dan Carroll is Wealthfront's founder and Chief Strategy Officer. Dan founded Wealthfront to bring client-centric, transparent and low cost financial advice to the retail investor. During the financial crisis of 2008, he was determined to fix his family's precarious position with their financial advisor, and this experience ultimately led to the mission driven model that Wealthfront offers today. Dan was an investor at a young age and began his career working in fixed income at financial research firm FactSet. He holds a BS in finance from University of Arizona and was named one of the "Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs under 30" by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2011.

Elliot Shmukler

Vice President of Product & Growth

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Elliot Shmukler | Vice President of Product & Growth

Elliot Shmukler

Vice President of Product & Growth

@eshmu

As Wealthfront's VP of Product and Growth, Elliot Shmukler leads the product organization composed of the product management, design, marketing, growth, product data science, and client services teams. He joined Wealthfront from LinkedIn, where, as Sr. Director of Product Management, he oversaw much of the consumer product experience, including product areas like the LinkedIn Profile, Search, Skills Endorsements, People You May Know, and New Member Registration. He also led LinkedIn's Growth efforts - helping to grow the service from 20 million to more than 200 million members. Previous to LinkedIn, Elliot held technical and leadership roles at eBay, About.com, Sombasa Media and Microsoft. Elliot holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller scholar, and holds a BA magna cum laude in Computer Science from Harvard University.

David Fortunato

Chief Technology Officer

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David Fortunato | Chief Technology Officer

David Fortunato

Chief Technology Officer

@dkf

As Wealthfront's Chief Technology Officer, David Fortunato works extensively on the deployment, monitoring and trading systems. Before joining Wealthfront, David was a Software Engineer at Ning, working on a variety of components from front end features to back end performance. David holds a BA in Computer Science and Economics from Amherst College.

Avery Moon

Vice President of Research & Engineering

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Avery Moon | Vice President of Research & Engineering

Avery Moon

Vice President of Research & Engineering

@averymoon

Avery Moon serves as Wealthfront's VP of Research & Engineering. He thrives in leading world-class teams at hyper growth startups, and joined Wealthfront from LinkedIn where he was Senior Director of Engineering. During his time at LinkedIn, Avery built and led the engineering teams responsible for Growth and Core features. He also led key infrastructure projects ranging from multiple data center architecture to distributed development and integration. Prior to LinkedIn, Avery held leadership and technical roles at EMC and two venture-backed startups. He graduated summa cum laude from Eller College of Management at University of Arizona, and holds a BA in Economics and BS in Applied and Industrial Mathematics from University of Arizona.

Kate Aronowitz

Vice President of Design

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Kate Aronowitz | Vice President of Design

Kate Aronowitz

Vice President of Design

@katearonowitz

As Wealthfront's VP of Design, Kate Aronowitz leads the design team to ensure that products go beyond utility to delight clients. Prior to joining Wealthfront, Kate held leadership positions at three multi-billion dollar software companies. She joined Facebook as its Director of Design in 2008 and contributed to building a world-class team of designers, researchers, engineers and content strategists. Prior to Facebook, Kate was hired as LinkedIn's first Director of Design. Kate began her design career at Amerifit Brands, designing retail corporate identity and packaging, but her focus on interactive design and UX began when she joined eBay in 2000. Kate has been named to Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business and holds a BA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Andy Johns

Vice President of Growth

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Andy Johns | Vice President of Growth

Andy Johns

Vice President of Growth

@ibringtraffic

Andy Johns is the VP of Growth at Wealthfront where he is responsible for leading initiatives to expand the client base. He has spent his career helping startups accelerate their growth in past roles such as product manager and internet marketer at Facebook, Twitter and Quora. Before joining Wealthfront, Andy was an Executive in Residence at Greylock Partners. This was a role created specifically for him so that Greylock could help their portfolio companies perfect their customer acquisition and growth strategies. Andy acts as an advisor to startups, incubators, and Venture Capital funds. He's a VC fund Advisor to Cowboy Ventures, Homebrew and Maven Ventures and an Advisor to Poshmark, Flipboard, Artillery Games, Curbside, Accompany, KISSmetrics and ClassPass. He holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA.

Brian Dennen

Chief Compliance Officer

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Brian Dennen | Chief Compliance Officer

Brian Dennen

Chief Compliance Officer

Brian Dennen is Wealthfront's Chief Compliance Officer and CEO of Wealthfront Brokerage Corporation, overseeing all client investment activities. Brian provides nearly 15 years of compliance and trading experience, most recently serving as Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer of Livevol Securities. Brian holds a BS in Management Science from UC San Diego and FINRA series 4, 7, 24, 27, 63, 65 and 99 licenses.

Ali Rosenthal

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

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Ali Rosenthal | Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Ali Rosenthal

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

@alisonrosenthal

As Wealthfront's VP of Strategic Partnerships, Ali Rosenthal brings with her a proven track record and passion for building world class companies through business development and partnerships. Ali joined Wealthfront from MessageMe, where she served as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, she was an Executive-in-Residence with Greylock Partners after serving almost six years at Facebook. Ali joined Facebook in early 2006 when it had less than 5 million users and 100 employees and drove business development efforts including Facebook's relationships with over 350 mobile operators and OEMs. During her tenure, Facebook Mobile's user base grew from under 100,000 to over 250 million users. Previously, Ali worked at Goldman Sachs and General Atlantic Partners. She currently serves as one of President Obama's Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship to help bridge the gap between the private sector and policy makers, and is on the board of AutoNation and KQED. Ali holds an MBA from Stanford and a BA from Brown University.