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Top CEOs of Online Finance

I try to do my best, covering the online finance scene. In top financial startups, we named some of the best, most interesting and compelling, the best websites for investors.

Now, I’d like to turn my sites to an ongoing experiment in crowdsourcing — who do you think is the best CEO of online finance firms?

I’ve started the conversation, naming a few of the top CEOs of startups tacking the investment space.

Who do you think should rank highest on this list? Who would you add/subtract from the list?

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Zack Miller

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.

Source: http://www.tradestreaming.com/2012/01/10/top-ceos-of-online-finance/

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  1. 1  Yoni Assia (eToro)

    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.

  2. 2  Nick Hungerford (Nutmeg)

    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.

  3. 3  Hardeep Walia (Motif Investing)

    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.

  4. 4  Jon Stein (Betterment)

    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 Betterment.com in 2008.

  5. 5  Shawn Carpenter (YCharts)

    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.

  6. 6  Andy Rachleff (Wealthfront)

    Andy Rachleff (Wealthfront)

    A co-founder and former General Partner of venture capital firm Benchmark Capital, Andy is on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches a variety of courses on technology entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and is the Vice Chairman of their endowment investment committee.

  7. 7  Michael Blumenthal (Jemstep)

    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.

  8. 8  Aaron Klein (Riskalyze)

    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.

  9. 9  Asheesh Advani (Covestor)

    Asheesh Advani (Covestor)

    Asheesh is an entrepreneur and business builder. He started his career as a consultant with Monitor Group and the World Bank. He subsequently founded CircleLending which helped pioneer the business of peer-to-peer loans and was acquired by the Virgin Group. From 2007 to 2009, Asheesh served as CEO of Virgin Money USA, the American arm of Virgin’s consumer financial services business. Prior to joining Covestor, he served as Global Head of Financial Advisor Products at Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company

  10. 10  Bill Harris (Personal Capital)

    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.

  11. 11  Howard Lindzon (StockTwits)

    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.

  12. 12  Alexa von Tobel (LearnVest)

    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

  13. 13  Amanda Steinberg (DailyWorth)

    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.

  14. 14  Michael Laven (The Currency Cloud)

    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.

  15. 15  Mike Sha (SigFig)

    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.

  16. 16  David Jackson (Seeking Alpha)

    David Jackson (Seeking Alpha)

    I'm the founder and CEO of Seeking Alpha. I worked for five years as a technology research analyst for Morgan Stanley in New York. I left in early 2003 to manage money (long/short) and explore new approaches to financial publishing, ultimately leading to the creation of Seeking Alpha.

  17. 17  Andy Creak (rplan)

    Andy Creak (rplan)

    Andy Creak is one of the four co-founders of rplan, which aims to help investors make better investment decisions through technology. He started his career as a Project and Programme Manager, before managing Operations, Sales and Marketing and Business Development departments in the financial services industry.

    Andy's aim is to create something new in financial services that he would also use himself.

  18. 18  Michael Carvin (SmartAsset)

    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

  19. 19  Alex Mifsud (Ixaris)

    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.

  20. 20  David Cooney — CEO MahiFX

    David Cooney — CEO MahiFX

    David Cooney is CEO and co-founder of MahiFX, a retail foreign exchange and metals trading platform. David is former global co-head of currency options and e-FX trading at Barclays Capital and was responsible for the award winning e-commerce platform BARX.
    MahiFX operates as a market maker and provides retail FX customers access to the same tight spreads and cutting edge technology as institutional FX traders. The company’s mission is to keep engineering and evolving the platform based on client feedback, providing retail traders with the world’s most-favoured trading environment.

  • http://www.wiredadvisor.com/about Stephanie Sammons

    Cool! I like how you embedded a listly list here. You’re always coming up with cool stuff my friend.

  • Zack

    Thanks, Steph! Exploring this stuff together helps.

  • http://twitter.com/JohannaScott Johanna Scott

    Hi Zack, thanks for this list. Great to see a number of our startup friends on there! I added our CEO Jon Stein (of Betterment.com). Look forward to seeing the results. Johanna

  • http://www.tradestreaming.com Tradestreaming

    thanks Johanna. Jon deserves a spot there.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Zack, nice idea! I’d like to add Jemstep’s CEO, Michael Blumenthal to the list (not sure how to add to your list). 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 and our new product will take this to another level.

    Many thanks,
    Best regards,Kevin(COO Jemstep, Inc.)

  • Guest

    Zack – just went to listly and saw how to add new entries in a snap!
    Thanks,
    Kevin

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