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Our Management Team

Adam Nash, President and CEO

Adam Nash

Adam is a proven advocate for development of products that go beyond utility to delight customers. 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 has held a number of leadership roles at eBay, including 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

Andy Rachleff

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. He has frequently been named to Forbes magazine’s The Midas List as a top tech venture investor.

Burton Malkiel, Chief Investment Officer

Burton Malkiel

Dr. Burton G. Malkiel, the Chemical Bank Chairman’s Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and Senior Economist at Princeton University, joined Wealthfront in November 2012 as Chief Investment Officer. Dr. Malkiel is the author of the widely read investment book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, which helped launch the low-cost investing revolution by encouraging institutional and individual investors to use index funds. Dr. Malkiel, also the author of The Elements of Investing, is one of the country’s leading investor advocates. 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 and is a past board member of Vanguard Group.

Ali Rosenthal, VP of Strategic Partnerships

Ali Rosenthal

Ali Rosenthal has a proven track record and passion for building world-class companies and services through partnership and business development. Ali joined Wealthfront from MessageMe, where she served as COO. 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. Ali also previously worked at Goldman Sachs and General Atlantic Partners. She serves on the boards of AutoNation and KQED. Alison holds an MBA from Stanford and a BA from Brown University.

Kate Aronowitz, VP of Design

Kate Aronowitz

Before joining Wealthfront as the VP of Design, 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 assembly of designers, researchers, engineers and content strategists. Prior to Facebook, she joined LinkedIn as its first Director of Design in 2007. Her focus on interactive design and UX began when she joined eBay in 2000. Kate first started her design career at Amerifit Brands, designing retail corporate identity and packaging. She holds a BA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Daniel Carroll, Founder and CSO

Daniel Carroll

Daniel Carroll is Wealthfront’s founder and Chief Strategy Officer. Daniel founded Wealthfront upon realizing the mass need for honest, inexpensive investment management. An investor at a young age, Daniel went on to work in fixed income at financial research firm FactSet. During the financial crisis of 2008, he was determined to fix his family’s precarious position with their financial advisor. This passion and experience ultimately blossomed into the disruptive model that Wealthfront brings to the personal investment industry today. Daniel 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.

Ashley Fieglein Johnson, CFO

Ashley Fieglein Johnson

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.

David Fortunato, CTO

David Fortunato

Before joining Wealthfront in 2009, David was a Software Engineer at Ning, working on a variety of components from front end features to back end performance. At Wealthfront, David has worked extensively on our deployment, monitoring and trading systems. David holds a BA in Computer Science and Economics from Amherst College.

Avery Moon, VP of Research & Engineering

Avery Moon

Avery, our VP of Research & Engineering, thrives leading world-class teams in hyper-growth. Avery joined Wealthfront from LinkedIn, most recently as Sr. Director of Engineering, where he built and led the engineering teams responsible for Growth and Core features. Avery also led key infrastructure projects, ranging from multiple data center architecture to distributed development and integration. Prior to LinkedIn, he 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.

Elliot Shmukler, VP of Product & Growth

Elliot Shmukler

Elliot, our VP of Product and Growth, leads Wealthfront’s 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.

Andy Johns, VP of Growth

Andy Johns

Andy is the VP of Growth at Wealthfront, leading product experimentation and performance marketing efforts. He joined Wealthfront after a stint as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Greylock Partners. Prior to Greylock, Andy worked on user growth and engagement at Facebook, Twitter, and Quora and has over 8 years of experience growing consumer internet companies. He serves as an Advisor to various Silicon Valley startups and venture capital funds and holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA.

Brian Dennen, Chief Compliance Officer

Brian Dennen

Brian 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.