Leadership

Meet our leaders

Our leaders are way more than just a bunch of execs. They're leading our charge - helping people make better financial decisions every day.

Our leaders are way more than just a bunch of execs. They're leading our charge - helping people make better financial decisions every day.

Executive Team

Tim Chen
Tim Chen

Tim Chen

Chief Executive Officer

Meet Tim. Tim is our founder and CEO — a job that's kept him pretty busy over the past nine years. After college he worked on Wall Street and quickly realized there isn't much transparency when it comes to personal finance. So, in 2009, he and co-founder Jake Gibson started NerdWallet. When he's not helping to bring clarity to people's financial decisions, you can find him reading, playing his guitar or enjoying the Bay Area's spectacular geography and climate. Tim has a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University.

Tapan Bhat
Tapan Bhat

Tapan Bhat

Chief Product Officer

Meet Tapan. Tapan loves finding ways to simplify complex ideas to help consumers make important decisions. He has over 20 years of experience building and scaling innovative consumer products and businesses, including Realtor.com, Quicken, Yahoo and Adobe (where he doubled the consumer software business in just three years). Outside the office, you can find Tapan hanging out with his dogs, traveling and cooking. Tapan has an MBA from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan.

Laura Onopchenko
Laura Onopchenko

Laura Onopchenko

Chief Financial Officer

Meet Laura. Laura is passionate about demystifying financial concepts to help people and businesses be successful. In her 20 years of experience, she's led high-performing teams, built the multifunctional capabilities required to enable continued growth and partnered with leaders to develop and implement strategic, financial and operating plans. A lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan, she spends much of her free time baking cake pops and exploring San Francisco with her three dogs. Laura has an MBA from Wharton and a bachelor's degree in economics from University of California, Berkeley.

Tracy Mahnken
Tracy Mahnken

Tracy Mahnken

VP, Product

Meet Tracy. Tracy leads a diverse team of product managers and business development pros who are busy growing our emerging businesses. She has over 20 years of product management, marketing, research and sales operations experience in the real estate and CPG industries. Outside of work, for Tracy, usually means being outside with her three teenage Boy Scouts. Her ideal Saturday night includes board games with friends — glass of wine in hand! Tracy has a BA in Economics from the University of Washington.

David White
David White

David White

VP, Product

Meet David. With 20 years of leadership and product management experience in both startups and large media companies, David has designed and managed product experiences used by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Before joining NerdWallet, he led teams at Realtor.com as the senior vice president of consumer experience, and at Yahoo, where he built and headed its first publishing products group and led its partner homepage business. Outside the office, you can find David skiing at Lake Tahoe and hanging out with his wife and son in Palo Alto.

David Zabowski
David Zabowski

David Zabowski

VP, Engineering

Meet David. David loves building software that makes people's lives better. Throughout his 20-year career, David has built and scaled consumer experiences at companies ranging from tiny startups to heavy hitters like Intuit and Yahoo. When David isn't working hard to ensure NerdWallet has the best engineering talent and tech, you can find him cycling, working on his house or hanging with his wife. David has a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics/computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Michael Chanover
Michael Chanover

Michael Chanover

VP, Design & User Experience

Meet Michael. Michael is passionate about helping make the world a better place with great design that people use and love. In Michael's 20+ years of experience, he has built and led high performing teams of creative professionals who marry business goals with end-user needs. When Michael isn't at work, you can find him enjoying his family, playing his guitar and running until his feet feel like they're ready to fall off. Michael has a bachelor's degree in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Kelly Gillease
Kelly Gillease

Kelly Gillease

VP, Marketing

Meet Kelly. Kelly is passionate about Marketing products that can have a truly positive impact and enrich people's lives. She's spent nearly 20 years in Marketing at startups in travel, edTech and search. Kelly's participated in three strategic startup acquisitions as a part of Marketing leadership at Hotwire, Viator and StudyBlue. Outside of NerdWallet Kelly's competed in the American Crossword Puzzle tournament, practices yoga and enjoys time with her son. Kelly is a graduate of UC Berkeley with dual BA degrees in Economics and English.

Cameron Carr
Cameron Carr

Cameron Carr

VP, Data

Meet Cameron. Cameron loves finding insight in massive data sets and building analytic tools and teams that shape better customer experiences. Over the past 18 years, Cameron has led data science and analytics organizations for some of the top tech companies, including Netflix, PlayStation and Facebook. When not at work, you can find Cameron cooking, building guitars, enjoying California's outdoors, or simply hanging out with his cats. Cameron has a BSc in BioPsychology from The College of William & Mary, and an MBA from Georgetown McDonough School of Business.

Florence Thinh Chialtas
Florence Thinh Chialtas

Florence Thinh Chialtas

VP, People Operations

Meet Flo. Flo has a passion for people. Flo and her team are constantly finding ways to attract, develop and delight our Nerds and build a great Nerdy experience for all. Before leading the People Operations team, Flo was a talent partner at Khosla Ventures, spent four years growing Zynga and dabbled in talent acquisition strategies for early startups. A music junkie, Flo believes live music can cure any ill. When she's not working, you can find her adventuring with her family in Tahoe or the majestic Russian River. Flo has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Kevin Yuann
Kevin Yuann

Kevin Yuann

VP, Product

Meet Kevin. Kevin not only grows the largest revenue-generating businesses at NerdWallet, he's also been an essential example of how to scale a team successfully. Before joining NerdWallet, Kevin led a team at Visa, where he focused on strategy and operations. When Kevin isn't going big, he's going home to chase his kids, read the encyclopedia (well, the electronic version) and rock out to the Beastie Boys. Kevin has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a bachelor's degree in economics from Brown University.

Maggie Leung
Maggie Leung

Maggie Leung

VP, Content

Meet Maggie. She uses her journalism skills to help people understand the world. At NerdWallet, she's built a team of more than 80 writers and editors who help inform consumers about all things personal finance. She's a seasoned journalist who spent about 20 years at news outlets including CNN, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. When she's not helping people live richer lives, she's searching for adventure. You can find her road-tripping or escaping into a book. Maggie has a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.

Robert Lattuga
Robert Lattuga

Robert Lattuga

General Counsel

Meet Robert. Robert makes sure NerdWallet is always in compliance and running by the book. He's led teams and solved tough legal issues for LeapFrog Enterprises and Venture Law Group. But he's not just a legal Nerd — he also has a physics degree! On the weekends, you can find him out with his wife and three dogs, building away in his woodshop or catching up on the latest episode of "This American Life." Robert has a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, a master's degree in physics from Harvard and a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of California.

 
Board of Directors

Tim Chen

Board Member

NerdWallet

Jules Maltz

Board Member

IVP

James D. Robinson III

Board Member

RRE Ventures

Simon Williams

Board Member

Camelot Financial Capital Management

Gibson Biddle

Board Observer

Former Product Leader at Chegg, Netflix, Electronic Arts

Soo Boon Koh

Board Observer

iGlobe

Tom Loverro

Board Observer

IVP

 
Our Advisors

Bhaskar Ghosh

Advisor

Former NerdWallet VP Engineering, Operations and Security

Jacob Gibson

Advisor

Co-Founder NerdWallet

David Henke

Advisor

Former Engineering and Ops Leader at LinkedIn, Yahoo, Alta Vista

Ganesh Krishnan

Advisor

Engineering and Security Leader at Atlassian, formerly at LinkedIn

Vikram Pandit

Advisor

Former Chief Executive at Citigroup

Arjan Schütte

Advisor

Core Innovation Capital

Dan Yoo

Advisor

Former NerdWallet COO

 
Our Investors

Eric Bahn

Parker Barrile

Sean Black

Emile Choi

Shirshanka Das

Mike Grishaver

Richard Jun

Aaron Lee

Brian Lee

Sumir Meghani

Joe Montana

Mike Periu

Scott Roberts

Ryan Roslansky

Raymie Stata

Gary Swart

Dharmesh Thakker

Josh Tonderys