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 graduated from Harvard College and went to Harvard Business School before launching LearnVest, which is aimed at making financial planning affordable, accessible and delightful.
She brings her passion for innovative product design to the financial planning space, as she works to revolutionize how Americans interact with their money. Alexa raised nearly $75 million in financing for LearnVest, which was acquired by Northwestern Mutual in May 2015 in one of the biggest fintech acquisitions of the decade.
Alexa has appeared on the cover of Forbes Magazine and has been featured as an expert in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fast Company, Businessweek, InStyle, Rachael Ray, and more. She is a columnist for Money Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and and hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM called Financially Fearless with Alexa von Tobel.
She has been included in the Forbes Top 30 Under 30 list, selected as one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women and included in their 40 Under 40 list, named as one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders, listed on Inc. Magazine's 30 Under 30, noted as one of "18 Women Changing the World" by Marie Claire, and given a "Genius Award" from Elle.
Alexa is also a member of the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and an inaugural member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship for the White House.