Tim Chen, CEO of NerdWallet, co-founded the personal finance company in 2009 after working on Wall Street and realizing there isn’t much transparency when it comes to financial decisions. As CEO, Chen sets the strategic vision for NerdWallet and is determined to give consumers clarity around all of life’s financial decisions. In addition to leading NerdWallet toward its ambitious vision, Tim sits on the board of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). Before founding NerdWallet, Tim was a hedge fund analyst at Perry Capital investing in payment processing firms, credit card networks and technology companies. He also worked as an equity analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University.