Meet the people

who work for you

Investment Committee

Our Investment Committee includes experts outside of Betterment who bring decades of industry expertise to our investment strategy. They advise on our investment approach, portfolio construction, and allocation advice. Their goal: to help ensure you're invested in a low-cost, tax-efficient portfolio supported by decades of research.

Jon Stein, CFA

CEO and Strategic Allocation

Jon started Betterment after years of consulting for Wall Street's biggest financial institutions. He studied economics at Harvard University and finance at Columbia Business School. He is a CFA® charterholder.

Alex Benke, CFP®

Holistic Financial Planning

Prior to joining Betterment, Alex worked at JPMorgan for 10 years in Credit Markets and Risk Technology. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional with a degree in Operations Research Engineering from Cornell University.

Dan Egan, MSc

Quantitative and Behavioral Finance

Dan was the Behavioral Finance Specialist at Barclays Americas and helped found the London team in 2007. He earned his Master of Science in Decision Science from the London School of Economics.

Bruce Greenwald, PhD

Professor of Finance, Columbia University

Bruce is one of the worlds strongest advocates of value investing, and assists Betterment with its asset allocation models.

Mark Zurack, MBA

Professor of Finance, Columbia University

Mark brings deep experience in equity trading to Betterment from his days at Goldman Sachs, advising on the nuance of tax and execution risks in capital markets.

Rob Stavis

Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

With a background managing and trading fixed-income securities, Rob assists with ensuring the risk management in our bond basket is both ideal and practical.

Advisory Board

We’ve carefully selected industry leaders in the pension industry to lend their knowledge and expertise to ensure we are delivering a best-in-class product for plan sponsors and participants. We help employers focus on what matters most — their employees.

John Casey

Director of Global Benefits, Google Inc.

John joined Google in 2010 and currently leads the global benefits team. His main areas of focus include driving the financial benefits strategy and managing Google’s 401(k) and deferred compensation plans. A key part of his strategy is to use a data-driven approach to optimize the effectiveness, efficiency and user experience of the employee benefit programs.

Prior to joining Google, John was a partner at Mercer where he led their international benefits group for the West Coast of the United States. During his 10 years with Mercer, he consulted with multinational companies on areas such as global benefits strategy, benchmarking, mergers & acquisitions, actuarial valuations and employee mobility.

John is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and earned a first class Bachelor of Actuarial & Financial Studies degree from the University College Dublin, Ireland.

Thomas E. Clark Jr., JD, LLM

Partner, The Wagner Law Group

Tom leads the St. Louis office of The Wagner Law Group, a law firm specializing in ERISA & Employee Benefits. Tom's expertise encompasses all aspects of employee benefits programs, including the design, implementation, and compliance of retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive and incentive compensation arrangements.

Tom teaches ERISA Fiduciary Law as an Adjunct Professor at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, his alma mater. He is a co-author of the forthcoming Second Edition of ERISA: Principles of Employee Benefits Law, the only treatise of its kind that provides an overview of the regulation of employee benefit plans by highlighting the central principles and competing policies of employee benefits law.

Judy Mares

Former Fortune 500 Chief Investment Officer and Policy Expert

Judy served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor from October 2013 until January 2017. In that capacity, Judy was a member of the leadership team developing the Fiduciary Rule, the Department’s guidance on ESG Investing and Shareholder Engagement among other projects.

Prior to joining the Labor Department, Judy was a Chief Investment Officer for several Fortune 500 companies including General Mills, Ameritech and Alliant Techsystems. In that capacity she managed the assets of their defined benefit and defined contribution plans.

Judy headed Mares Financial Consulting, a consulting firm focused on Strategic Planning for Investment Firms, from 1997–2006. Judy has served on the Minnesota State Board of Investments Advisory Council, the University of Minnesota Endowment’s Investment Advisory Committee, Advisor to the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) and member and leadership at the Committee for the Investment of Employee Benefit Assets (CIEBA). Judy has a B.S. in Mathematics from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois.

Laraine McKinnon

Founder, LMC17

Laraine McKinnon is founder of LMC17, a strategic consulting firm that blends behavioral science, big data and practical implementation ideas to address hard to solve problems. The firm focuses on retirement issues, diversity & inclusion and talent development.

Laraine is a retirement readiness expert who is known for her work optimizing participant directed savings plans to deliver better outcomes in retirement. Throughout her career at BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors, and Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors, Laraine worked with some of the largest employers globally. Her thought leadership includes sophisticated analytics, employee engagement through financial wellness, workforce strategy, and removing behavioral roadblocks.

Laraine also builds diversity & inclusion programs to help onboard, retain and promote diverse talent. She is the founder of a women’s leadership incubator in Silicon Valley and sits on the Board of The CLUB Silicon Valley. Laraine earned a BA degree, cum laude, in political science and women's studies from Wellesley College.

Stig Nybo

Retirement Industry Strategist

Stig is committed to being a catalyst for positive change in preparing the average American to retire with dignity.

His 25 years of industry tenure include a series of leadership positions within the retirement plan business, all with a consistent focus on participant outcomes. His roles have exposed him to a variety of experience, ranging from business development to operational excellence, the combination of which provides unique insight into how organizations can thrive by doing the right thing.

He is an award winning author for Transform Tomorrow: Awakening the Super Saver in Pursuit of Retirement Readiness; “Best Book Awards” in the social change and business investing categories. He has served on several advisory boards, including the National Association of Pension Advisors, Employee Benefits Research Institute,, and was formerly president of Transamerica Retirement Services.

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Looking out for investors' accounts is a legal duty.

Regulated by the SEC and a member of FINRA, our Broker-Dealer, Betterment Securities, follows a strict set of rules, designed to protect our investors' accounts.