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Boris Khentov

VP of Operations

Boris brings a unique mix of engineering skills and legal and regulatory experience to the team. Prior to joining Betterment, Boris practiced tax and capital markets law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, and has a J.D. from Northwestern Law. Before that, Boris was a software engineer at Antenna Software, and has a B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard University.

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Brandon Wu

Head of Privacy and Security

Brandon loves usable security solutions. He earned his MBA from NYU Stern and often thinks about how to apply economics to security challenges. When Brandon is not keeping Betterment safe, you can find him in the kitchen playing with new recipes.

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Brian Pollack

Rollover Specialist

Brian is Betterment’s Rollover Specialist, and is also a Customer Experience Supervisor. Blending his industry knowledge with his customer service background, Brian aims to make Betterment IRA transfers and 401(k) rollovers seamless and effortless. In his spare time you can find Brian skateboarding and drinking iced coffee.

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Bruce Shutan

Contributor

Bruce Shutan is a Los Angeles freelance writer who has covered retirement planning issues for human resources and employee benefit executives for nearly 30 years.

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Carolyn Marsh

CFA

Carolyn Marsh, CFA, is a financial writer with over a decade of experience in the industry. She covers investment strategy, market trends and personal finance.

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Chris LoPresto

Lead Software Engineer

Chris is a software engineer and musician. Prior to joining Betterment, his software career involved startups, Patriot missiles, and e-readers. More miscellaneously, he’s an Eagle Scout who has visited 46 states and swum a mile in Beijing.

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Chrissy Celaya, CFP®

Financial Planning Professional

Chrissy Celaya is a Certified Financial Planner™ and Financial Planning Professional at Betterment. She is passionate about pairing human advice with technology, in an effort to make investing for the future effortless and possible for everyone.

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Cynthia Loh

General Manager

Cynthia is the General Manager of Betterment for Business, Betterment's 401(k) platform. Previously, Cynthia was a Director at ZocDoc. Cynthia previously held roles at Berens Capital and PIMCO, in addition to serving on the PIMCO Foundation investment committee. Before PIMCO, Cynthia worked at Merrill Lynch in healthcare and technology investment banking. Cynthia served as a member of the American Express Digital Advisory Board and has guest lectured at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She has a B.A. in Cognitive Science from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University.

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Dan Egan

Managing Director of Behavioral Finance & Investing

Dan Egan is the Director of Behavioral Finance and Investments at Betterment. He has spent his career using behavioral finance to help people make better financial and investment decisions. Dan is a published author of multiple publications related to behavioral economics. He lectures at New York University, London Business School, and the London School of Economics on the topic. Contact Dan at Google+

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Eli Broverman

President and Co-Founder

Eli Broverman is the President and co-founder of Betterment. He graduated Brown University with a degree in Chemistry and holds a JD from New York University School of Law, and has a background in securities law.

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Elliot Lisignoli

Customer Experience Associate

Elliot graduated the University of Queensland with an LLB, and prior to working at Betterment he practiced law in Australia.

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Eric Bronnenkant

Head of Tax

Eric is Betterment's Head of Tax. His experience includes working for Ernst & Young and Fidelity Investments. Eric holds M.S. degrees in Accounting and Taxation from Seton Hall University as well as an MBA in Quantitative Finance from NYU. He also serves as an adjunct taxation professor at Seton Hall University.

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Erick Gonzalez

Software Engineer

Erick is a Software Engineer working on Betterment’s trading engineering team. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Duke University. Before joining Betterment, he built and maintained market risk systems at Goldman Sachs. When he doesn’t have his head buried in code, he enjoys a good fantasy football season, running, and Sunday brunch.

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Garrett Oakley, CFP® CPA

Financial Planning Professional

Garrett Oakley is a financial planning professional at Betterment. A Certified Financial Planner® and a Certified Public Accountant, Garrett provides in-depth guidance to Betterment customers every day, answering their questions and helping them build a personalized financial plan.

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Harris Effron

Software Engineer

Harris is a software engineer at Betterment.

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Jamie Cartwright

Content Marketing Manager

Jamie Cartwright manages Betterment's content resources and publications. A content creator at heart, Jamie writes on topics related to personal finance, advisory growth, and technology. As the Resource Center's manager, Jamie devises editorial strategy, coordinates writing staff and freelancers, and serves as the main contact for co-promotional and guest writing initiatives.

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Jennifer Fitzgerald

CEO and Co-Founder

Jennifer is CEO and Co-Founder of PolicyGenius, a digital insurance company for consumers. Previously, she was a junior partner at McKinsey & Company.

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Jennifer Kelly

Financial Writer

Jennifer Kelly has been a financial writer for over 20 years, helping the world’s largest financial institutions educate clients about investing and financial planning. She has written for Trust Advisor, CFO, and Plan Sponsor.

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Jill Schlesinger, CFP®

Host of "Better Off"

Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, is the Emmy-nominated Business Analyst for CBS News and host of the "Better Off" podcast. She covers the economy, markets, investing and anything else with a dollar sign on TV, radio, the web and on her blog, "Jill on Money."

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Joe Jansen

Software Engineer

Joe Jansen is Betterment's data visualization expert. He combines experience in marketing, data analysis, and information design to produce interactive graphics for investor education. Joe studied business at Indiana University and is not only an expert at charting data, he's also an experienced carpenter.

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Joe Wang

Senior Customer Experience Specialist

Joe Wang is a senior specialist for Betterment's customer support team. He answers customers questions on a daily basis, offering support for questions around Betterment's digital advice as well as technical account details.

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John Mileham

Director of Architecture

John Mileham is Director of Architecture at Betterment, bringing over fifteen years of experience mentoring teams and building innovative software products. John joined Betterment when it acquired ImpulseSave, a personal finance startup and Techstars company that he co-founded. Prior to that, he was CTO and founding team member of Berklee College of Music's award-winning online school.

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Jon Stein

CEO & Founder

Jon Stein is the CEO and founder of Betterment. Passionate about making life better, and with his experience from his career of advising banks and brokers on risk and products, he founded Betterment in 2008. Jon is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Business School, and he holds Series 7, 24, 63, and is a CFA charterholder. His interests lie at the intersection of behavior, psychology, and economics. What excites him most about his work is making everyday activities and products more efficient, accessible, and easy to use.

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Julie Rains

Julie Rains is a freelance writer covering topics such as personal finance, careers, and personal development. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She blogs about her money experiences at Investing toThrive.

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Kaitlin Butler

Kaitlin Butler writes on savings, simplicity and social good at CommonBond, a student lending platform that offers students and graduates lower rates, exceptional customer service, and a commitment to community. Read more on CommonBond’s community blog, @CommonBond, and Facebook.

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Kelly Whalen

Author

Kelly Whalen is the founder and editor of the Centsible Life, a website dedicated to helping family's live on less. The website covers topics as varied as budget beauty, frugal fashion, money management tips, and so much more. Centsible Life has been featured on the TODAY show, in Women's Day magazine, and in a variety of other print, TV, and web features.

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Kevin Finn

Mobile Engineer

Kevin brings his skills building mobile experiences, crafting object-oriented abstractions, and bicycling in heavy New York City traffic to Betterment’s mobile team. After studying Computer Science and Math at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Kevin worked at Google in San Francisco. He has built apps on his own long enough to value a great team—and also knows the value of solid burrito.

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Lisa Hay

Lisa Hay, CPA, CFP®, is a Lead Advisor for Cornerstone Capital Advisors, an independent, fee-only financial firm. Lisa serves as a trusted advisor and personal CFO, helping clients achieve their financial, retirement, and legacy goals. She has written five books on various topics related to retirement and personal finances and contributes as a RetireMentor for MarketWatch.com.

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Matt Cosgriff

Financial Planner

Financial planner at BerganKDV and intrapreneur behind Lifewise, which delivers effortless financial planning and investment management to busy young professionals across the country.

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Morgan Housel

Partner

Morgan Housel is a partner at the Collaborative Fund, a venture capital firm backing companies moving the world forward.

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Mychal Campos

Quantitative Portfolio Analyst

Mychal is a Senior Quantitative Investing Researcher at Betterment. He is an experienced macroeconomic researcher and developer of quantitative trading strategies. Mychal holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Reed College and is currently completing an M.S. degree in Computational Finance and Risk Management from the University of Washington.

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Neil Rhein

Neil Rhein is principal at Bull’s-eye Financial Communications, a Boston-area agency that specializes in financial writing. Prior to launching Bull’s-eye in 2005, Neil served as editor of the award-winning Fidelity Focus and Fidelity Outlook magazines at Fidelity Investments in Boston. Previously, he worked as a Series 7-licensed associate at Smith Barney and as an operations analyst at Dean Witter.

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Roger Wohlner

Author & Financial Expert

Roger Wohlner is an experienced financial advisor based in Arlington Heights, Ill. His expertise includes providing financial planning and investment advice to individual clients, 401(k) plan sponsors, foundations and endowments. Roger contributes to his own popular finance blog, The Chicago Financial Planner, where he writes about issues concerning financial planning, investments and retirement plans. His work has been featured on US News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance, Equifax Finance Blog and other publications. Roger is available for additional freelance financial writing assignments.

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Sarah Kaufman

Director of Brand and Content

Sarah Kaufman is Director of Brand and Content at Betterment. She's been a regular contributor to Yahoo! Finance, Huffington Post, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Woman’s Day, The Motley Fool and other sites. Sarah has a master's degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor's degree in English writing, political science, and studio arts from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Seth Rosenbloom

Associate General Counsel

Seth is Associate General Counsel at Betterment. Seth previously worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell and was a law clerk for a federal judge in New York. He received a J.D. degree from Columbia University and B.A. from Stanford University.

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Tess Wicks

Finance Educator

Tess is a financial literacy coach, writer, and podcaster at Words and Money. As a former retirement consulting actuary, Tess is driven to help people get acquainted with investing and appreciate retirement savings.

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