Brian Barnes

CEO of M1 Finance. Ever since being introduced to a brokerage as a kid by his parents, Brian Barnes loved the idea of investing. The concept of putting your money to work for you, making a high conviction bet on a company producing something in a complicated marketplace and watching it grow got him hooked.…

Adam Hughes

CEO of Amount. Institutional change doesn’t come fast, but when it comes to banking during the pandemic, adaptation has been crucial for customers and banks alike. Amount spun out from online lending company Avant to focus on helping banks bridge the digital divide to better assist customers’s needs safely. Founder and CEO Adam Hughes joins…

Michael Burdick

CEO and Co-Founder of Paro. Michael Burdick joined the workforce like many a bright-eyed bushy tail millennial looking to build his career and develop his passions. Instead, he found himself locked into a job that made him feel like another cog in the machine – undervalued, lack of growth opportunity and underutilizing his skill set.…

Scott Grimes

CEO of Stackin’. Scott Grimes set out with a simple mission to help people better understand their finances and how to save and invest. Participating in the financial systems we have is one of the easiest ways to understand how money is made, and too often most young folks (and older) go through school and…

Fady Hawatmeh

CEO of Clockwork. No one starts a business because they love grappling with the financial side of it. But understanding your money is key if you want to keep the lights on. Clockwork CEO Fady Hawatmeh understands this better than anyone. He used to run a CFO consultancy firm where he saw firsthand how small…

Fake It Til You Make It; Trader Edition

This past year has turned a lot of average Joes into less-than-average investors, and we can thank the crypto surge for this. So you bought a share of a company, and then the stock dropped 60%… what do you do now? That’s what keeps people away: the constant ups and downs of the market. Rapunzl…