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Rebecca Baldridge is an investment professional and financial writer with more than twenty years of experience in the financial services industry. She holds an MBA from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Read more from Rebecca.
Jesse Oberoi is a freelance writer with over 15 years of experience in the finance industry, including a tenure as a Client Portfolio Trader for high-net-worth clients and Product Manager responsible for a flagship suite of multi-billion-dollar funds. Jesse has held the CFA charter since 2017. Read more from Jesse.
Jake Safane specializes in financial reporting and is a former thought leadership editor for The Economist with articles appearing in Business Insider and The Washington Post among other media outlets. Mr. Safane has received compensation from Forge Global, Inc. for authoring this article. Read more from Jake.
Bobbie Turner is a Wall Street veteran and financial writer with articles appearing in ThinkAdvisor’s Daily Wire and Investment Advisor magazine. Her freelance writing clients have included J.P. Morgan Chase, Janus Henderson, Citigroup and AIG, among others. Ms. Turner has received compensation from Forge Global, Inc. for authoring this article. Read more from Bobbie.
Andrew Alden, CFA, previously worked as the CIO of Semantiqa and as the Head of Quantitative Research at WeatherStorm Capital. With skills in asset and portfolio management, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his director role at Forge. Andrew has a Master of Financial Engineering from Haas School of Business, CA.
Riley Martin is an experienced Business Technology Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Before joining Forge, Riley was a Consultant for Strategy and Analytics at Deloitte assisting large tech clients with in-depth analysis of global data. He holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from California Polytechnic State University, CA.
Yasick Nemenov is a Quantitative Researcher on Forge’s Research and Analytics team. He began his career at Wellington Management, where he was an analyst with the quantitative investment group working across equities and fixed income research. Yasick graduated from Williams College with a degree in Mathematics and Economics. He is a former startup founder and holds a CFA.
With more than ten years in the private secondary market, Mark brings extensive experience to the development and execution of Forge’s content strategy to its serve investor, shareholder and institutional audiences. Mark began his digital marketing career at Disney where he was a Senior Producer on Disney.com before moving to Disney Studios as Director of Digital Marketing. Prior to Forge, Mark also led creative marketing for Viking Cruises.
Chris Cannon develops lifecycle programs that engage Forge’s existing client base. Prior to joining Forge, Chris led audience engagement programs and newsletter operations at Investopedia, the global financial and investing media company. His background in marketing also includes experience at companies such as Weebly, LegalZoom, and Spafinder among others. Chris received his MBA from East Carolina University and a BA in History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Céline Gerakin, a seasoned Director of Growth Marketing, previously worked at Rakuten and a Digital Marketing agency where she handled high-profile clients including LinkedIn, Airtable, and Everlane. Céline has delivered strategic and data-driven approaches for numerous brands and is a driving force in steering Forge's marketing endeavors to new horizons. Céline has a Master in Business and Marketing from IDRAC Paris University.
Kambiz Kazemi is a marketer with experience across notable organizations like UKG and Hearst Communications. Kambiz is devoted to fueling cross-functional collaboration to craft website strategies that align with business objectives. His expertise lies in utilizing data-driven methodologies to optimize user experiences, increase traffic and amplify conversion rates. Kambiz holds an MBA from San Diego State University and a BA from the University of Connecticut.
Sara Pedlar, a Paid Media Manager, brings her expertise to Forge after tenures at ShopStyle and Rakuten. With a proven track record in driving impactful digital campaigns, Sara's strategic and analytical skills and her dedication to optimizing online presence make her an asset in the world of digital marketing. Sara received her BA in Communication and Psychology from UC Davis.
Andrew Reynolds brings a solid foundation to his role, backed by five years at Goldman Sachs as an Associate and Analyst. Bringing valuable financial expertise, he enhances Forge's product marketing team by connecting product development with customer engagement. Andrew received his BA with Honors in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Blythe Masters has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Motive Capital Corp since 2020. Ms. Masters is an Industry Partner at Motive Partners, which she joined in 2019. Prior to joining Motive Partners, Ms. Masters served from 2015 to 2018 as the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings.
Kelly Rodriques has been Forge’s Chief Executive Officer since July 2018. Prior to Forge, Mr. Rodriques served as Chief Executive Officer of PENSCO Trust Company from March 2010 to September 2016. Since September 2016, he has been the Managing General Partner of Operative Capital, an early-stage investor in FinTech companies.