Leadership at NerdWallet
Our leaders have crafted a culture where every Nerd can make a lasting impact. Their commitment to ownership and growth sets the stage for teams to chase individual opportunities while pushing NerdWallet forward.
Our executive team
In 2009, Tim and co-founder Jake Gibson started NerdWallet with a goal to bring clarity to all of life's financial decisions. Since then, he's been busy as CEO of NerdWallet, helping inspire our Nerds to bring clarity to personal finance. "NerdWallet is on a mission shared by a dedicated group of Nerds. The idea of a world where everyone is empowered to make financial decisions with confidence transcends any individual, permeating the entire organization's values."
Lauren brings 18+ years of finance experience for both startups and multinational corporations. Prior to joining NerdWallet, she was the CFO of North America at eBay, and CFO at StubHub International in Spain. Lauren has a B.S. degree from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Duke University. "I am constantly amazed at the discipline we have instilled across the NerdWallet organization. We are thoughtful about our investments yet comfortable taking informed risks to push the boundaries and deliver the best for our customers."
With over 20+ years in Marketing, Kelly has lent her expertise at startups in travel, edTech, and search as well as an integral part of strategic startup acquisitions at Hotwire, Viator, and StudyBlue. "NerdWallet is the best workplace I have ever worked in terms of supporting women, and I love how many women we have in leadership roles here."
E's experience as a corporate generalist spans multiple subject matters, including, but not limited to, corporate governance, securities, data privacy, technology and intellectual property, regulatory and government affairs, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and property management. "At NerdWallet, we always aim to lead from the front, whether by utilizing our cutting-edge data analytics, research, and content publishing platforms, or using our voice to encourage private industry to take a stand socially and invest dollars in the communities most in need."
Bala has a wealth of experience, 20+ years at tech companies big and small. Before joining NerdWallet, he was Director of Security for Yahoo!, Jive Software, and Foursquare. Prior to that, he also held various Engineering roles at Microsoft, Yahoo!, AltaVista, and Siemens. He has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Delhi. "Consumers always come first. This value is deeply embedded in our DNA. This guides our security program and protects consumers from any security threats."
Lynee brings 20+ years of professional experience, 15 as an HR professional and 6 in Advisory Services. This blend of experience ensures we not only build people and cultural programs that scale but also sets us up to support business growth. Prior to joining NerdWallet, Lynee was VP and Head of People at Envoy and Global Human Resources Director for Twitter. Lynee has a B.S. degree from UC Berkeley and an M.B.A. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. "We're building an organization where every Nerd has an opportunity to grow personally and professionally."
Over his 20+ year career, Jeff has created solutions for the employees of Petco, the users of Intel's PC and tablet platforms, and millions of Americans looking to improve their financial lives with Experian. "Leadership and Design are both iterative, that's why our Nerdy value of Relentless Self-Improvement resonates with me so deeply."
Sean brings more than a decade of experience in senior positions of corporate finance, accounting, treasury, and operations across a broad range of industries. He joined the company in 2018 and has served as the company’s Corporate Controller and Treasurer since. Sean holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from Ohio State University and a Bachelor's degree in Business from Michigan State University. Sean is a proud veteran of the United States Army and is a Certified Public Accountant. "There is no status quo in NerdWallet. NerdWallet has a culture of relentless pursuit of continuous improvement and business excellence."
Hanah started her career in journalism almost 20 years ago and has worked as a writer for The Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, and The Dallas Morning News. Her specialties include mutual funds, energy issues, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and workplace trends. She has a B.A. in English and Political Science from Rutgers University and a Masters in Journalism from the University of Maryland. "NerdWallet cultivates a rare combination of collaborative and open, candid, and constructive culture that allows Nerds to develop and thrive as leaders."
Chief Executive Officer
Tim started NerdWallet after realizing there is a lack of trustworthy financial advice available to consumers.
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Chief Financial Officer
With over 18 years of experience in finance, Lauren leads NerdWallet's financial operations with a focus on expanding domestic and international growth.
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Chief Marketing Officer
Kelly is passionate about Marketing products that can have a truly positive impact and enrich people's lives.
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Chief Business Officer
Kevin focuses on driving growth in our businesses. He leads our General Managers, Business Development, BizOps, and Corporate Development teams.
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Ekumene "E" Lysonge
E joins NerdWallet with 20+ years of experience leading legal functions in the gaming, entertainment, eCommerce, technology, and real estate sectors.
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Chief Information Security Officer & VP, Engineering
Bala's decades of experience help NerdWallet build world-class engineering teams to tackle security & compliance, platforms & infrastructure, and technical operations.
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Lynee enjoys scaling culture within organizations and creating end-to-end employee programs that support growth and change.
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Jeff loves making people's lives better through research and design and brings his energy and experience to help NerdWallet tell our story through compelling product and marketing experiences.
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VP, Corporate Controller & Treasurer
As VP, Corporate Controller and Treasurer, Sean is responsible for ensuring the financial integrity and making all the right money moves for the NerdWallet organization.
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Senior Director, Content
Hanah is an award-winning financial journalist who helps NerdWallet create content that makes complex financial decisions easier to understand so consumers can lead richer lives.
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