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Brad Garlinghouse is CEO of the financial technology company Ripple, which builds financial products for the XRP cryptocurrency. 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.
While at Yahoo! he penned the famous Peanut Butter Manifesto calling for a shake-up at the then-fledgling Internet company.
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.
He is a board member at Animoto, and OutMatch. He previously held board positions at Ancestry.com, and Tonic Health.
Garlinghouse has a BA in economics from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard Business School.