Founder and Chief Executive Officer
With over 15 years of FinTech, FinServ, and wealth management experience, Aaron founded Vestwell in 2016 to modernize the way 401(k) plans are offered. Prior to Vestwell, Aaron co-founded FolioDynamix which was sold to Actua in 2014. Additional roles included time at Northern Trust, Citigroup, and Fiserv.
MBA, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
BS in Finance, University of Illinois
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Abbey has over 18 years of marketing experience working for high-growth start-ups across the world of finance, legal, and technology. Prior to Vestwell, she led marketing and lead generation for companies including Axiom, Coverpath (a MassMutual company), and Liazon (a Willis Towers Watson company).
BA, University of Michigan
General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer
Allison brings over 15 years of legal and regulatory experience to Vestwell, having handled high profile and complex litigation involving employee benefits, ERISA, regulatory matters, data privacy, and electronic discovery. Previously, Allison was Senior Assistant General Counsel and Director of Information Management at Marsh & McLennan Companies. Prior to that, she handled ERISA, securities, and directors and officers claims for AIG.
Global cybersecurity certificate, UCLA
JD, DePaul University College of Law, Law Journal, merit scholar
BA, cum laude, Union College
Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
Executive Vice President, Revenue
Ben comes to Vestwell most recently from Goldman Sachs Investments Management division. Ben has over 15 years of industry experience having also worked with Securian, JPMorgan and Fidelity Investments in their respective Institutional Asset Management divisions.
JD, Gonzaga University School of Law
BBA, James Madison University
Senior Vice President, Finance
Dave comes to Vestwell having been an investor in early-stage FinTech and SaaS companies at Primary Ventures. Prior to that, Dave held finance roles at Morgan Stanley, HIT Entertainment, Dixons Group and LEK Consulting.
MBA, New York University, Stern School of Business
MEng, Cambridge University
Chief Technology Officer
John joins Vestwell with an extensive technology leadership background, including SVP Platform Engineering at Integral Ad Science, CTO at Credibly, Sr. Director Software Engineering at TIBCO Software, SVP Engineering at DataSynapse, and SVP Engineering at ILX Systems.
B.A. concentrating in Comp Sci Columbia University
Senior Vice President, Operations
Jonathan has over 15 years of FinTech, FinServ, and wealth management experience. Prior to Vestwell, Jonathan held product and project management roles at FolioDynamix, JPMorgan Chase, State Street, and Boston Financial Data Services.
MBA, Rutgers Business School
BS in Finance, Boston College
Chief Compliance Officer
Pamela has over 35 years of expertise and experience in compliance with U.S. securities rules and laws. As the Chief Compliance Officer of Vestwell Advisors LLC Pamela designs and supports firms’ securities compliance program. Pamela holds the FINRA Series 4, 7, 9/10, 24, 53, 57, 63, 65, 79, 87RP (Equities Research Principal), 99 and TP (Trader Principal) designations. She also holds the NFA/CFTC Series 3 and 30 securities licenses.
AB, Vassar College
Senior Vice President, Product & Design
Ryan has been designing financial applications for more than 20 years. Most recently, Ryan was the Chief Product Officer for Advizr, a financial planning technology that was acquired by Orion Advisor Services in July 2019. Prior to Advizr, Ryan was Managing Partner & Chief Creative Officer of Alchemy50, a product design studio he founded in New York City. Clients of Alchemy50 included UnitedHealthcare, Thomson Reuters, DataMinr, Artivest, and 1 Second Everyday. He has also served as a mentor and EIR to early-stage startups in the Barclays FinTech Accelerator, powered by Techstars in NYC.
University of St. Thomas
Board of Directors.
- Aron Miodownik, Cambrian Associates
- Brad Svrluga, Primary Venture Partners (Board Observer)
- Brooks Gibbins, FinTech Collective
- David Jegen, F-Prime Capital
- John Moody, JHM Enterprises
- Lori Hardwick, AI Labs
- Pete Casella, Point72 Ventures (Board Observer)
- Rana Yared, Principal Strategic Investments, Goldman Sachs
Special Technical Advisor
Jamie runs his own Data Science consultancy, having formerly been CTO at Integral Ad Science, VP Technology at TIBCO Software, and CTO & Co-founder of DataSynapse, Inc.
Special Industry Advisor
Josh is CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management and founder of The Reformed Broker. He is frequently featured on CNBC’s “Halftime Report”.
Special ERISA Advisor
Peter is Principal, PAK Consulting, LLC. Formerly, he was COO and Managing Director at TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services as well as CAO and Senior Vice President of UBS Financial Services, Managed Accounts Business.
Independent Director, Board of Trustees at BlackRock
Drew recently completed a 35-year career in financial services, retiring as the CEO of New York Life Investment Management. He currently holds several board positions and advises a number of firms both within and outside of the financial services industry.
Special Technology Advisor
As Co-Founder and CEO of Quovo, Lowell was previously at Barclays Investment Bank and Lehman Brothers.
Special Marketing Advisor
Aaron is Head of Driver Product at Uber and an all-around serial start-up advisor. He co-founded HowAboutWe which was sold to IAC in 2014.
Special SEC Advisor
With over 18 years of legal and regulatory experience, Mike has a deep understanding of our industry, having lobbied Congress directly related to DOL Fiduciary Rule. Mike’s in-house career was spent at UBS, Citigroup, and Columbia – Threadneedle, and he’s also held multiple CCO roles across other organizations.