Management Team

Shawn Carpenter, Co-Founder / CEO

Shawn has been an active investor for over 15 years. Shawn spent three years at Google, where he led strategy & revenue intelligence efforts for the $350 million Local Vertical. Before Google, he led business development and new product launches for Classified Ventures. In 1998, Shawn founded WallStreetView to launch one of the first real-time investor portals for individual investors. Shawn holds a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been called a “Web Whiz” by Crains and has appeared on Fox Business, CNBC and is a contributor to SeekingAlpha and Forbes.

Ara Anjargolian, Co-Founder / CTO

Ara has over 10 years of large scale programming experience. Prior to founding YCharts, Ara led development for Tribune where he developed large scale real-estate solutions. He is also the owner and lead developer of Jargol. Ara holds a BS from the University of California, Berkeley in Electrial Engineering and Computer Science where he graduated with High Honors.

Nick Kocinski, CFO

Nick has nearly 10 years experience working with online companies.  Prior to joining YCharts, Nick spent 6 years with HomeFinder.com as the lead of both finance and marketing. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Chicago and a Master's Degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

Dave Lubnik, Director of Sales

Prior to joining YCharts, Dave spent over four years at Goldman Sachs as an advisor to ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families in the Private Wealth Management group. He also worked at FactSet Research Systems for four years in Institutional Sales. Dave holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Jeff Bailey, Editor

Jeff Bailey is the Editor of YCharts, managing the company's growing content, which is produced by writers who have worked at Forbes, Dow Jones Newswires, the Chicago Tribune and other major media outlets. Bailey spent 20 years at the Wall Street Journal as reporter, editor and columnist, served as the editor at Crain's Chicago Business and was a reporter for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register. Bailey can be reached at jeff (at) ycharts.com.

Nathan Pinger, Director of Products

Nathan is YCharts' financial guru. He oversees product development for all of YCharts' product lines and is responsible for market research and analytics. He joined YCharts in 2010 as one of the company's first hires. An avid investor since his mid-teens, his analysis has been quoted in the New York Times and featured in Forbes. He spent three years in Beijing, China as a marketer prior to earning an MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from The University of Wisconsin at Madison.

J. Stuart Kruse, CFA, Advisor

Stuart Kruse designed a breakthrough model for investing, formulated to maximize the odds a client will achieve financial goals. Since its inception, the Kruse Quantitative Value Portfolio, or QVP, has outperformed the S&P 500 approximately 80 percent of all 90 day periods. Mr. Kruse built Kruse Asset Management in 2007, after 7 years with Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. where he originally systemized the QVP. Prior to his work at Bear Stearns, Mr. Kruse worked for Lehman Brothers Private Client Services where he managed more than $30 million in client investments and attained $1 billion endowment fund. Kruse also serves as adjunct professor at Concordia University's MBA program in Entrepreneurial Finance.

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