Brad Garlinghouse

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Bradley Kent Garlinghouse
Brad Garlinghouse - July 2008.jpg
Born (1971-02-06) February 6, 1971 (age 47)
Topeka, Kansas
Residence Atherton, California
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of Kansas
Harvard Business School
Occupation CEO Ripple (2015-)

Bradley Kent "Brad" Garlinghouse (born February 6, 1971, in Topeka, Kansas) is CEO of financial technology company Ripple. He was formerly the CEO and Chairman of Hightail (formerly YouSendIt), the file sharing site. Prior to Hightail, he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL for two years, after his role as Senior Vice President at Yahoo! running its Communications business which included the Homepage, Flickr, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Messenger.[citation needed] While at Yahoo! he penned the famous Peanut Butter Manifesto[1] calling for a shake up at the then fledgling Internet company.[2]

Garlinghouse also had stints at Silver Lake Partners, @Ventures, @Home Network, SBC Communications and was CEO of Dialpad Communications. He is an active angel investor in over 40 companies including hardware company Pure Storage, AI startup Diffbot, and Indigo Agriculture.[3] He is a board member at Animoto,[4] and OutMatch. He previously held board positions at,[5] and Tonic Health.[6]

Garlinghouse has a BA in economics from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard Business School.[citation needed]


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