Founder & CEO
January 2009 — Present
Alexa von Tobel, CFP® is the founder and CEO of LearnVest.com, and the New York Times-Bestselling Author of Financially Fearless.
Originally from Florida, Alexa received an A.B. in Psychology at Harvard College and attended Harvard Business School before launching LearnVest. She brings her passion for innovative product design to the financial planning space, as she works to bring financial advice to people nationwide and revolutionize how Americans interact with their money. Alexa raised over $72 million in financing for LearnVest, which was acquired by Northwestern Mutual in May 2015.
Alexa has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, InStyle, Fast Company, Good Morning America, CNN, Rachael Ray, and more. She is an inaugural member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship, included on Vanity Fair’s Next Establishment list, listed as one of “18 Women Changing the World” in Marie Claire, given a “Genius Award” by Elle.