Bradford Stroh

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Bradford Stroh
Born (1973-05-05) May 5, 1973 (age 45)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
ResidenceCalifornia, USA
OccupationBusinessman, Entrepreneur
Known forFreedom Financial Network
Bills.com
Websitehttp://www.bradstroh.com/

Bradford G. Stroh is an entrepreneur, who has founded and led several companies, and also an author. Stroh co-founded Freedom Financial Network[1] and several related specialty finance businesses. He is currently the CEO of Bills.com.

Education[edit]

Stroh received his MBA from Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar,[2] and received a BA from Amherst College, where he captained the men's Lacrosse team.[3]

Career[edit]

Prior to founding Bills.com and Freedom Financial Network, Stroh was an investor in financial services and growth companies at TA Associates, a private equity fund, CIVC Partners, an investment fund, and Doll Capital Management, a venture capital firm. Stroh has also worked with two start-ups: Trigo Technologies (sold to IBM[4]) and Luminous Networks, a Gigabit Ethernet startup. He is an investor, board adviser and Board Member to several entrepreneurial companies, including Ujogo, BioIQ, Goldline International, Position2, SharesPost, Stream Dynamics, Realty Nation, Vertical Brands,[5] Group Card, Home-Account and Vitality Health (sold to CarePayments Technology,[6]).[7]

In 2002, Stroh and his business partner Andrew Housser founded Freedom Financial Network (FFN), to provide a full range of specialty financial services to U.S. consumers.[8] Companies within the Freedom Network are Freedom Debt Relief, offering debt relief assistance; Freedom Tax Relief to manage IRS tax debts; Golden Road Financial focused on mortgage lending; and the most recent acquisition in early 2010, Home Account. Stroh is currently the Founder and CEO of Bills.com which provides tools and information to help consumers make better personal financial decisions. Entrepreneur magazine named Bills.com #3 in the Hot 100, of fastest growing companies in America. Bills.com has been named to the Inc. 500/5000 in 2008, 2009, and 2010.[9] The company employs approximately 600 people, and has annual revenue of $106 million.[10]

Stroh also wrote the fictional novel The Dharma King about Tibetan Buddhism and the search for the Panchen Lama.[11]

Awards[edit]

  • 2008 Winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for the Northern California region[12]
  • Named to the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's "40 Under 40" list[13]

Brad is of German descent. Brad is married to Brandy Stroh and have 2 kids Brooke and Brayden. They currently live in Portola Valley, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rigoglioso, Marguerite (November 2007). "Renegotiating Debt: One Consumer at a Time". Stanford Business Magazine. Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  2. ^ "2002 Arjay Miller Scholars". Stanford.edu. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  3. ^ "Bradford Stroh Amherst College Page". Amherst.edu. Retrieved 2010-02-08.
  4. ^ "IBM to buy Trigo, expand data sync offerings" (Press release). TechTarget. 2004-03-09. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  5. ^ "Vertical Brands Board of Advisors". Vertical Brands. Archived from the original on 2010-04-23. Retrieved 2010-04-19.
  6. ^ "Vitality Financial Acquired by CarePayment Technologies". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2010-08-22. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
  7. ^ "Freedom Financial Network Management Team". Freedom Financial Network. Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  8. ^ Duxbury, Sarah (2004-05-30). "Freedom Debt Relief: Pitching the last inning of client debt". San Francisco Business Times. Retrieved 2010-02-08.
  9. ^ "Entrepreneur magazine". Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  10. ^ Green, Laura (April 2011). "Brad Stroh builds an entrepreneurial culture to grow Bills.com". Smart Business. Smart Business Network Inc. Retrieved 2011-04-05.
  11. ^ The Dharma King: The Thrilling Novel of One Man's Quest to Save Tibet--and Himself (Hardcover). iUniverse. ISBN 978-0595716906.
  12. ^ "Award recipients for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 Award in Northern California announced" (Press release). Ernst & Young LLP. 2008-06-23. Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2009-12-06.
  13. ^ "Dynamic Duo". Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2009-12-11.

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