Cody Willard, circa 2007.
August 31, 1972 |
Ruidoso, New Mexico, U.S.
|Residence||New York, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of New Mexico|
|Occupation||Former hedge fund manager
Cody Willard (born August 31, 1972 in Ruidoso, New Mexico), is an American investor, television anchor and former hedge fund manager. He was the founder of CL Willard Capital, a hedge fund which he closed in 2007, and the founder of WallStreetAllStars.com.
Willard also serves as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University where he teaches a class called "Revolutionomics" focused on technology and business. He is the author of a subscription-based investment newsletter TradingWithCody.com and the author of CodyWillard.com, a blog focusing on topics from music to Wall Street to popular culture.
He was an anchor on the Fox Business Network, where he was the co-host of the long-time #1-rated show on the network, Fox Business Happy Hour. He wrote a monthly investment column for The Financial Times as well as columns for TheStreet.com and was a regular guest on CNBC's Kudlow & Company.
He began his career at Oppenheimer & Co. in 1996 (after his first job in New York City, a barista at Starbucks) and was Chief Analyst at Visual Radio, a technology venture capital fund, and vice president of wholesale operations at Broadview Networks, a telecommunications company.
Willard grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico with actor Neil Patrick Harris, who later invested in his friend's hedge fund. Willard earned a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of New Mexico, where he played basketball as a walk-on.
- reference: Huckabee on FNC 3/29/2009
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 1 December 2008.