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Updated by Zack Miller on Dec 31, 2019
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Who Are The Top Online Finance CEOs?

Who's a great leader? Who's building the next generation of financial firms?
Feel free to add your own ideas and top CEOs to the list.


Yoni Assia (eToro)

Yoni Assia is the founder and CEO of eToro, the social investment network. Mr. Assia is a former software group manager with over 8 years of experience in the fields of software development and management. Yoni has accumulated over 10 years of experience in investments and Forex trading.

Nick Hungerford (Nutmeg)

Passionate. Dedicated. And ready to help you invest through Nutmeg!
Nick brings to the table a strong background in both investment management and entrepreneurship through experiences during his time at Barclays and completing his MBA at Stanford University where he was VP of the Entrepreneur club.

Hardeep Walia (Motif Investing)

Hardeep has over 15 years of executive management and entrepreneurial experience. Before co-founding Motif Investing, Hardeep was CEO of a medical device startup that he led to a successful acquisition. Hardeep spent over six years at Microsoft, where he served as General Manager of Microsoft's $2B+ Enterprise Services business.

Jon Stein (Betterment)

Jon Stein is reinventing the investing industry. After seeing product after product that made the investing process more complicated than it needed to be, he set out to create a broadly accessible investment company that would help investors achieve the best return (factoring in costs) for the least risk. Passionate about helping people make smart decisions with their money, he founded in 2008.

Shawn Carpenter (YCharts)

Shawn has been an active investor for over 15 years. He developed YCharts to provide investors with comprehensive investment tools focused on quantitative fundamental analysis. Shawn spent three years at Google, where he led strategy & revenue intelligence efforts for the $350 million Local Vertical.

Adam Nash (Wealthfront)

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.

Michael Blumenthal (Jemstep)

Michael's passion has led Jemstep through three years of development, research and iteration to the point where our patented fund evaluation technology makes powerful and personalized analysis accessible to ordinary investors. In the coming months we are releasing our new portfolio management product which shows investors exactly what to buy, sell or hold to lock-in a more secure retirement, based on their specific circumstances. Michael's tireless efforts in the industry continue to push Jemstep forward with the aim of helping ordinary, individual investors achieve investment success.

Aaron Klein (Riskalyze)

This is the final in a series of three interviews so you can get to know the founding members of Team Riskalyze. Aaron Klein is our CEO. You can find his blog here, and follow him on Twitter here. Aaron, tell us a little bit about you.

Alexa von Tobel (LearnVest)

Founder and CEO of LearnVest. Alexa received an A.B. in Psychology Honors with a citation in Romance Languages and Literature at Harvard College. She was awarded Magna Cum Laude Plus for Harvard’s first ever senior thesis on Bhutan

Amanda Steinberg (DailyWorth)

At last! A place to write about DailyWorth behind-the-scenes, and maybe even crowdsource the creation of the ever-evolving business plan. Stay tuned. Lots of posts on the way.

Bill Harris (Personal Capital)

Bill Harris, Chief Executive Officer - Bill was formerly CEO of PayPal and CEO of Intuit, the makers of Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax. He has also founded numerous financial technology and security companies, and served on the boards of RSA Security, Macromedia, SuccessFactors, GoDaddy and EarthLink.

Howard Lindzon (StockTwits)

Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO of StockTwits® - a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. StockTwits was recently named "one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web" by FastCompany and one of the "50 best websites" by Time magazine.

Michael Laven (The Currency Cloud)

Mike has successfully led a multitude of fin tech firms as either CEO or Chairman for the past 15 years. These have included Infinity Financial Technology, Iris Financial and FRS Global. Prior to joining The Currency Cloud, Mike was Chief Operating Officer of Traiana.

Mike Sha (SigFig)

Mike has always had a love for numbers and technology. As a child, his appetite for investing was whetted in elementary school when his mom gave him a summer project to create a way to track dividends and gains for their family's investment portfolio.

Michael Carvin (SmartAsset)

Michael's expertise is in financial decision making. In the pre-SmartAsset days, Michael worked in Private Equity. He spent most of his time using financial models to help companies understand how to make and measure better decisions. SmartAsset was built on the principle that the same models could help people improve their decision making. Michael is a graduate of Princeton University

Alex Mifsud (Ixaris)

Alex Mifsud's extensive technology background and solid management experience proved to be invaluable assets when he and William Lorenz founded Ixaris in 2000. Before Ixaris, Alex worked as a senior consultant in the Cambridge-based technology practice of Arthur D. Little, a global management consultancy. There, he provided information technology guidance and innovation to blue chip clients such as Telia, VW Group, Granville Baird and 3i. Alex holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Malta and master's and doctorate degrees in computer science from the University of Edinburgh. He has lectured in the University of Malta's Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.