Who We Are
Investopedia strives to empower every person to feel in control of their financial future. Our editors and experts have been simplifying complex financial information and decisions for readers since 1999.
We are a proud group of editors, writers, product experts, developers, data scientists, analysts, and executives who are fiercely dedicated to financial education and empowerment. Our millions of users come to us from all over the world and from all walks of life. Some are learning about money and investing for the first time, while others are experienced investors, business owners, professionals, financial advisors and executives looking to improve their knowledge and skills. No matter who they are, we are here to help.
Investopedia is a part of the Dotdash publishing family.
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- 2017 Best Places to Work, Business Intelligence Group
- 2017 & 2018 Great Place to Work, Great Place to Work Institute
- 2017 & 2018 Financial Content Marketing Award, Gramercy Institute
- 2019 FCS Portfolio Awards, Branded Content, Financial Communications Society
Senior Editorial Team
Caleb SilverEditor in Chief
Caleb Silver has been the Editor in Chief of Investopedia since 2016. He is an award-winning media executive with more than 20 years of experience in business news, digital publishing and documentaries.
Prior to joining Investopedia, Caleb was the Director of Business News for CNN and worked for the network for ten years in a variety of executive and management roles including the Executive Producer for CNNMoney.com, where he helped launch the CNNMoney Video Network. He was also a Sr. Producer on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. Caleb began his business journalism career at Bloomberg News in 1997, where he worked as a senior television producer for eight years. Over the course of his career, he has earned and contributed to multiple industry awards and nominations, including the EMMYs, EPPYs, SABEW’s Best in Business, and the Peabody. He is on the Board of Governors for SABEW (Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing).
Caleb earned his M.A. at NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute and his B.A. from Colgate University.
James ChenDirector, Trading & Investing Education
James Chen is the Director, Trading & Investing Education at Investopedia. Over two decades, he has been a trader, investor, investment adviser and global market strategist; he has extensive market expertise in stocks, options, fixed income, commodities and currencies.
Prior to joining Investopedia, James was the Head of Research at Gain Capital. James is the author of "Essentials of Technical Analysis for Financial Markets" (John Wiley and Sons, 2010), "Essentials of Foreign Exchange Trading" (John Wiley and Sons, 2009), and author/speaker for the instructional video series, "High Probability Trend Following." He has served as a guest expert for CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Forbes and Reuters, among other key financial news media.
A graduate of Tufts University, James is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT).
Julia KaganSr. Editor, Personal Finance
Julia Kagan is the Senior Editor, Personal Finance at Investopedia and has been with the company since 2014. A longtime writer and editor about finance for national consumer and technical audiences, she is the former editor of Consumer Reports and Psychology Today and was also Vice President and Editorial Director of Consumers Union as well as Vice President, Content for Zagat Surveys.
She has held senior editorial jobs at a number of other publications, including as executive editor of Working Woman magazine. Her business-book editing experience includes being charts editor of “Ahead of the Curve: A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business and Market Cycles” by Joseph H. Ellis (Harvard Business School Press, 2005) and editing “The Trial of a Social Security Disability Case” by The Honorable Marvin Schwartz (The Social Security Disability Foundation, 1983).
As an editor, she won a National Magazine Award (2004, Leisure Interests), was a NMA finalist in 2004, 2000 and 1999 (all Personal Service), and twice in 1986 (General Excellence, Personal Service) – and also won the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism (2000). Kagan was the Visiting J. Stewart Riley Professor of Journalism at Indiana University from 1991-1993.
Julia is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars.
Ben WoolseySr. Editor, Credit Cards
Ben Woolsey is the Senior Editor, Credit Cards at Investopedia. With over 30 years experience in financial services, he oversees all of Investopedia's credit card and broader credit education content.
He has held senior positions at a number of credit card focused publications, managing credit card content development and marketing for consumer-facing marketplace websites including CreditCards.com, where he served as director of marketing and consumer research.
Prior to the publishing world, Ben worked for several of the nation's largest credit card issuers, where he developed reward programs for consumer and business card products along with managing airline and publishing co-brand partnerships. He has also been sought out as a subject matter expert by national and local media to offer informed and objective commentary on a broad array of issues related to payment cards including developing industry trends, new technology, security breaches, and reward programs.
Ben earned both his MBA and BSBA, Marketing from the University of Arkansas (Sam M. Walton College of Business).
Theresa CareySr. Writer, Brokerage and Investing Products
Theresa Carey is the Senior Writer, Brokerage and Investing Products at Investopedia. She’s been writing about financial services and financial technology for over 28 years and wrote one of the first reviews of online brokers for PC Magazine in 1992.
Prior to joining Investopedia, Theresa was a contributing editor at Barron’s for their “The Electronic Investor” which later became “Digital Investor” column. She also authored their annual reviews of online brokers from 1996 through 2018. She is a longtime contributor to numerous technology publications including PC Magazine, PC World, Computer Shopper, Windows Sources, PC Week / eWeek, and others.
Theresa earned her M.S. in Applied Economics from the University of Santa Clara and her B.A., Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Our mission is to simplify complex financial information and decisions so that our readers have the confidence to manage every aspect of their financial life. We aim to ensure that all of the articles on our site are empowering, unbiased, accurate and inclusive.
We are committed to following the Codes of Ethics of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW). Our content is guided by and upholds the Society for Professional Journalists’ foundations of ethical journalism: being accurate and fair, minimizing harm, acting independently, and being accountable and transparent. We also uphold the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines on disclosures, where applicable.
Our editorial team is continually evaluating the articles across our site to flag any that contain information that is known to be or is likely to be out-of-date. Such articles are reviewed and updated or, if necessary, completely rewritten, rechecked, and re-edited. Our network of experienced experts, who uphold our process and policies, assist with our updating efforts. Articles that have been updated are date-stamped to reflect this.
Our editorial team approves all story ideas independently, and our expert contributors each have deep subject matter expertise in the topics that we assign them. Our team of professional editors, fact checkers and producers review content to ensure it upholds our values.
All staff are responsible for disclosing any potential conflicts of interest.
History of Investopedia
Investopedia was founded in 1999 by Cory Wagner and Cory Janssen and was launched as a comprehensive investing and finance dictionary at a time where your next best option was a textbook. The founders aimed to make finance and investing easier to understand and every definition featured both a matter of fact explanation as well as a more friendly layman’s version.
From 2000-2002, Investopedia expanded its library of content to include articles, in depth guides and FAQs in order to provide more comprehensive coverage of the finance and investing landscape.
In 2003, Investopedia launched its Stock Simulator, as a way for people to practice trading stocks, etfs and options in a mock portfolio using virtual money. Since 2003, millions of users have used the product to learn everything from the basics of how market and limit orders work, to practicing day trading strategies.
In 2004, Investopedia launched online exam study guides for the Series 7 and CFA exams along with a quiz tool to help aspiring financial professionals study for their exams.
In 2005, Investopedia began writing more actionable investing and trading analysis to build on the still growing educational library of content. Rather than promising unrealistic gains or downplaying the risks associated with investing, Investopedia stayed true to its roots and wrote unbiased insight and analysis. Investopedia also launched stock and ETF quote pages to satisfy reader needs for the latest data.
2007 was a notable year for Investopedia as it was the year the founders sold the company to Forbes. Some time after the acquisition the two founders left the company to pursue other projects.
In 2008, Investopedia began to write educational content in the personal finance space, tackling saving, budgeting, retirement planning and financial products like mortgages, insurance and credit cards.
Investopedia continued to expand its library of content to well over 30,000 pieces and in 2010 was sold from Forbes to ValueClick (now Conversant).
During 2010-2013 Investopedia underwent a number of organizational changes under ValueClick and continued to invest in creating the best quality financial content and educational tools. In 2013, Investopedia was sold to IAC along with a number of other websites operated by Conversant (formerly ValueClick).
After integrating into IAC, Investopedia continued to invest in improving its quote pages and other markets tools as well as content for financial advisors and professional traders. In 2015, IAC hired David Siegel to be Investopedia’s CEO. Prior to Investopedia, David was President at stock market news and opinion site Seeking Alpha.
In 2016 Investopedia launched Advisor Insights as a way for its users to get access to the expertise of financial advisors for free. For advisors, it was a way to showcase their expertise to Investopedia’s 20+ million users and build their personal brand.
In 2017 Investopedia completely revamped its markets experience, and paired that with increased coverage of the most followed stocks in the US markets. It also launched Investopedia Academy as a place for users to purchase video courses from leading experts in a variety of finance and investing topics.
In 2018 Investopedia joined the Dotdash publishing family.
In February 2019 Investopedia launched its first annual Best Online Brokers Awards.
Investopedia is part of the Dotdash publishing family and operates under the leadership of CEO Neil Vogel and the rest of the Dotdash senior management team.
Dr. Jon RobertsPresident Dotdash Finance
Jon oversees the finance media properties at Dotdash (Investopedia and The Balance). He has been with Dotdash since 2013 and previously held roles as Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Data Science, where he derived insights from more than 20 years of Internet data across thousands of topics. Prior to joining Dotdash, Jon spent 10 years as a theoretical physicist focused on making dark matter predictions for the hadron collider at CERN, and cosmic ray predictions for the AMS detector on the International Space Station. He also worked on the Pierre Auger telescope in Argentina.
Jon received his Ph.D at the University of Southampton and his M.A. from the University of Oxford.
Caleb SilverEditor in Chief
Caleb Silver has been the Editor in Chief of Investopedia since 2016. You can read his full bio here.
Katherine DivneyChief Revenue Officer
As CRO, Katherine is responsible for global revenue and revenue strategy, overseeing the entire Investopedia revenue organization.
Before joining Investopedia, Katherine was the SVP of Sales at Seeking Alpha where she oversaw advertising sales and support. Prior to Seeking Alpha, Katherine held sales leadership roles at WSJ Digital Network and MarketWatch. She started her media career in advertising at Digitas and Yahoo.
Katherine holds a B.A. in History & Psychology from Boston College.
Dylan ZurawellGeneral Manager
As GM, Dylan oversees strategy and operations of Investopedia. He has been with Investopedia since 2011 and previously held roles in product, technology, operations, and marketing prior to becoming Investopedia’s GM.
Dylan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta.
Jen BrownVP Sales
As VP of Sales, Jen is responsible for global direct sales and sales strategy. She oversees a team of seasoned account executives in growing our robust and diverse client base.
Prior to joining Investopedia, Jen was the financial sales lead at Flipboard. Previously, she held digital and mobile roles at Seeking Alpha and Yahoo! Inc. She started her media career in advertising at The Weather Channel and USA Network.
Jen holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Communication from the University of Delaware.
Megan LaCavaVP Client Services
As VP of Client Services, Megan oversees the Sales Planning and Account Management teams to develop creative solutions for our global client base and execute successful partnerships.
Prior to joining Investopedia in 2015, Megan was the Director of Client Services at SET Media, a video technology company focused on utilizing computer vision and facial recognition technology to align brands with safe and relevant video content. She started her career in media planning at Universal McCann, San Francisco working with brands such as Microsoft and Sony.
Megan holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Katie DowneyDirector, Ad Sales Marketing
As Director of Ad Sales Marketing, Katie works to develop revenue-generating opportunities for Investopedia’s clients and translate brand objectives into successful marketing programs. She has been with Investopedia since 2015 and has previously held roles in business development and public relations.
Prior to joining Investopedia, Katie held roles on the sales marketing and development teams at both CNBC and The Wall Street Journal.
Katie received her B.A. from Colgate University.
Investopedia is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication. Here is an overview of our brands:
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The Balance family of brands, including The Balance, The Balance Careers, and The Balance Small Business, deliver clear, practical, and straightforward personal financial advice to over 21 million people each month.
Investing and Financial Education
Investopedia simplifies complex financial information and decisions so that its readers have the confidence to manage every aspect of their financial life. Investopedia reaches nearly 11 million people each month.
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Education and Information
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We are serious about maintaining a company culture in each office that is imaginative and fun. Investopedia's offices are collaborative, highly engaged, and full of positive energy.
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