I am a behavioral scientist focused on improving the design & tech for personal finance and investing. I work at Betterment and PreThink.
I love making new & useful FinTech tools, beautiful data visualiations, science fiction, dogs, and snowboarding.
I studied economics and decision science, finishing my MSc in 2005. I've collaborated on a few academic papers, done a lot of public speaking and press, and some pretty cool coding. You can find me on Twitter and GitHub.
I live in NYC with my wife, kid, and a few bikes.
PreThink is my side-hustle company, consulting & advising for organizations who want practical behavioral science in financial services and tech.
Head of Behavioral Science, Betterment
I joined Betterment as employee number 21 back in 2013. I help design our web and native apps, the process of how we make portfolios, and come up with novel ideas for better behavior.
Mobile Engineer, Betterment
In 2020 I taught myself Flutter, the cross-platform app framework. In 2022 I joined Betterment's mobile team as an engineer focused specifically on the investing and behavioral aspects of our mobile apps.
I developed a advice framework based on personality mappings to portfolio construction, ran the training program for advisors, wrote commentary and did press.
MSc, Decision Science, London School of Economics
Thesis: Hierarchical aggregation of expert opinion.
Bayesian statistics, hierarchical models, cognitive psychology, system dynamics.
B.A. with Distinction, Economics, Boston University
Distinction Thesis: Offshore Wind Power and Oligopoly Price Stability link