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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

Founder and Executive Chairman

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Andy Rachleff | Founder and Executive Chairman

Andy Rachleff

Founder and 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 Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

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Ashley Fieglein Johnson | Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Ashley Fieglein Johnson

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

@ashleyfj71

Ashley Fieglein Johnson serves as Wealthfront's Chief Operating Officer and 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 Masters in International Policy from Stanford University.

Roy Adams

General Counsel

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Roy Adams | General Counsel

Roy Adams

General Counsel

Roy Adams serves as Wealthfront’s General Counsel. Roy joined Wealthfront after running his own independent legal practice for the investment management industry for over 25 years. In that time, his representation of mutual funds, hedge funds, and fund directors emphasized fund organizations, registrations, financings, mergers and acquisitions, operations, compliance and regulation under the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act and related tax, banking and ERISA statutes and regulations as well as general corporate, business trust, partnership and intellectual property laws and regulations. Roy also co-founded and served as both Managing Director and COO of Solon Asset Management where, as the organizer of Solon’s affiliated broker-dealer, he obtained his NASD Series 7, 24, 27, 63 and 65. Prior to founding Solon, Roy was a partner at the national law firms of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe and Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges. Roy received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and his Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law.

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.

Andy Johns

Vice President of Product and Growth

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Andy Johns | Vice President of Product and Growth

Andy Johns

Vice President of Product and Growth

@ibringtraffic

Andy Johns is the VP of Product and Growth at Wealthfront. He is responsible for delivering products that provide utility and delight to Wealthfront clients, as well as 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.

Jakub Jurek

Vice President of Research

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Jakub Jurek | Vice President of Research

Jakub Jurek

Vice President of Research

Jakub Jurek is the VP of Research at Wealthfront. Jakub's research expertise spans theoretical and empirical asset pricing, and includes topics related to portfolio management, alternative investments, credit risk, market microstructure, as well as, currencies. His work has been published in revered journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the American Economic Review. Outside of Wealthfront, Jakub has held academic appointments at the Bendheim Center of Finance at Princeton University, and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jakub holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Business Economics, both from Harvard University. Prior to entering graduate school, he worked in the quantitative equity strategy groups at Goldman Sachs and AQR Capital Management, LLC. He has also served as a consultant to Grantham, Mayo, van Otterloo, LLC, and the Harvard Management Company.

Joe Ternasky

Vice President of Engineering

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Joe Ternasky | Vice President of Engineering

Joe Ternasky

Vice President of Engineering

As Wealthfront's Vice President of Engineering Joe manages the engineering team, while building it out with the best talent. Joe brings with him extensive experience leading engineering teams. He worked at Google for nearly a decade where most recently he ran development for all of Google apps for enterprise. During Joe's time at Google he lead and built out engineering teams both in the U.S. and Tokyo, with an aggressive focus on diversity. Before Google, Joe worked for Apple, Adobe, WebTV and Microsoft; focusing on graphics applications, system software, and internationalization. Joe graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a BS in CSc.

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.

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.

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.