Our team

Experienced professionals with your best interests in mind

Our team is made up of some of the brightest minds in the business. From our founders to our leadership team to our employees, everyone here wants to help make your retirement better.


Leadership

Lawrence M. Raffone

President and Chief Executive Officer

Lawrence M. Raffone has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director since January 2015, and previously served as our President from November 2012 through December 2014. Prior to November 2012, Mr. Raffone held the position of Executive Vice President, Distribution and Institutional Services from January 2001 until November 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Raffone served as the Executive Vice President of Fidelity Investments Institutional Brokerage Group, a division of Fidelity Investments. Mr. Raffone received an MBA from Babson College and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Bryant University.

John B. Bunch

Executive Vice President
President, Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C.

John B. Bunch has served as Executive Vice President, Financial Engines and as the President of both of our investment advisory subsidiaries, Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. and The Mutual Fund Store, L.L.C., since February 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bunch held the position of Chief Executive Officer at The Mutual Fund Store from February 2012 to January 2016. He also served as President, Retail Distribution at TD Ameritrade from June 2007 to February 2012 and as Head of Branches at TD Ameritrade from January 2006 to June 2007. From 2004 to January 2006, he served as the Executive Vice President of Branch Distribution for TD Waterhouse. Prior to this, he served as Divisional Senior Vice President at Charles Schwab & Co from 2002 to 2004 and held other leadership roles at Charles Schwab & Co. from 1993 to 2002. Mr. Bunch attended the University of Iowa and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Michael Campbell

Executive Vice President of Technology

Michael J. Campbell has served as our Executive Vice President, Technology since April 2014, as our Vice President, Software Development from November 2002 to April 2014, and as Director, Software Development from August 1999 to November 2002. Prior to joining us, Mr. Campbell served in various management and software development roles for the Aion product line, an expert systems development tool, at Platinum Technology. Mr. Campbell received a bachelor’s degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.

Chung Meng Cheong

Executive Vice President of Product and Consumer Marketing

Chung Meng Cheong has served as our Executive Vice President, Product and Consumer Marketing since September 2014 and our Executive Vice President of Customer Experience from April 2014 to September 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Cheong served as the Chief Product Officer at 33Across, an advertising technology company, from May 2012 until April 2014 and as the Vice President, Advertising and Publisher Products at YP Holdings, formerly AT&T Interactive, a local ad agency and ad network, from March 2009 until May 2012. Mr. Cheong received a MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a bachelor’s of science degree in Statistics from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Lee Antone

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Lee Antone has served as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since May 2016. Mr. Antone served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel from 2009 to May 2016, and joined Financial Engines in 2004 as Senior Corporate Counsel. He has also previously served as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer.

Prior to joining us, Mr. Antone handled investment company distribution and contractual matters as Senior Counsel with Columbia Management Group, the asset management business of the Bank of America Corporation. Mr. Antone also has experience in the retail broker/dealer and investment advisory business as Associate Counsel with LPL Financial Services, with emerging markets at ING, and has worked as an attorney with both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Office of General Counsel. Mr. Antone earned his B.A. and J.D. from The Catholic University of America and an L.L.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Gina M. Cruse

Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Gina M. Cruse has served as our Executive Vice President, Human Resources since March 2015. Prior to joining us, Ms. Cruse served as the Vice President of Human Resources at Saba, a cloud-based intelligent talent management solution company, from November 2011 until February 2015, and as the Group Director of Human Resources at Cadence Design Systems, a leader in global electronic design innovation, from December 1999 until October 2011. Ms. Cruse studied business at Mission College, Santa Clara, California.

Paul A. Gamble

Executive Vice President of Distribution and Institutional Services

Paul A. Gamble has served as Executive Vice President, Distribution and Institutional Services since April 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Gamble served as Managing Director, Head of F-Squared Institutional and Retirement Solutions from May 2013 to March 2015. Mr. Gamble previously served as Financial Engines’ Executive Vice President, Distribution and Institutional Services from November 2012 to May 2013 and as Vice President, National Sales from April 2004 to November 2012. Prior to those roles, Mr. Gamble served as Financial Engines’ National Director of Business Development from April 2002 to April 2004 and Regional Sales Director from June 2000 to April 2002. Prior to joining Financial Engines, Mr. Gamble served as Vice President of Institutional Retirement Sales at Scudder Investments from June 1998 to June 2000. From January 1996 to May 1998, he was Vice President of Institutional Retirement Sales at Fidelity Investments. Mr. Gamble received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of Wooster.

Christopher L. Jones

Executive Vice President of Investment Management and Chief Investment Officer

Christopher L. Jones has served as our Executive Vice President, Investment Management and Chief Investment Officer since January 2006, as our Executive Vice President, Investment Management from May 2001 to January 2006, as our Vice President, Financial Research & Strategy, from January 1998 to May 2001, and as our Director of Financial Research from December 1996 to January 1998. Prior to joining us, Mr. Jones served as a consultant at Cornerstone Research, an economic and financial consulting firm. Mr. Jones received a master’s degree in Business Technology and Engineering-Economic Systems and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University.

Kelly S. O’Donnell

Executive Vice President of Business Operations and Corporate Marketing, Chief Risk Officer

Kelly S. O’Donnell has served as our Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Corporate Marketing and Chief Risk Officer since May 2016, as our Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Corporate Marketing since March 2015, and as Executive Vice President, Corporate and Institutional Marketing from September 2014 to March 2015. Ms. O’Donnell previously served as our Executive Vice President of Marketing from January 2013 to September 2014 and as our Vice President of Marketing from July 2007 to January 2013. From June 2003 to June 2007, she held positions in marketing, customer acquisition and retention. Prior to joining us, she was Director of Consulting and an analyst for Cerulli Associates from June 1998 to June 2003. Ms. O’Donnell was also a litigation assistant at A. G. Edwards & Sons from May 1996 to July 1997 and a manager and associate at Coopers & Lybrand from August 1989 to May 1996. Ms. O’Donnell received a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Missouri.

Raymond J. Sims

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Raymond J. Sims has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 1999 and as our Chief Risk Officer from January 2014 to May 2016. Before joining us, Mr. Sims served at Raychem Corporation, a technology company, as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 1993 to 1999, as Vice President and Treasurer from 1985 to 1993 and as Director, Internal Audit from 1982 to 1984. Mr. Sims is a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He received an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.

Board of Directors

Blake R. Grossman

Chairman of the Board

Blake R. Grossman has served as our Chairman since February 2016 and as a director since May 2011.  Mr. Grossman has served as managing partner of the private investing firms ThirdStream Partners LLC. since October 2014 and of CHJ Capital Management LLC since May 2011.  Previously, Mr. Grossman held executive positions with BlackRock, Inc., an investment management, risk management and advisory services provider, through 2010, including Vice Chairman and Head of Scientific Investments. Previously, Mr. Grossman served as the Global Chief Executive Officer, a director and a member of the Executive Committee of Barclays Global Investors (BGI), until it was acquired by BlackRock in December 2009. From 1985 to 2009, Mr. Grossman held various executive positions with BGI and its predecessor organizations, including Chief Investment Officer from 1992 to 2002. He currently serves as a director of Hillcrest Asset Management LLC and CamberView Partners LLC, both of which are private companies. The Financial Analysts Journal awarded Mr. Grossman a Graham and Dodd Award for his research on the investment implications of divestment decisions, co-authored with William F. Sharpe, in 1986. Mr. Grossman graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, where he received a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Joseph A. Grundfest

Co-Founder and Board Member

Joseph A. Grundfest is one of our founders and has served as a director since our inception in June 1996. Mr. Grundfest has not been an employee of our Company and has no operational involvement with our Company. Mr. Grundfest joined the faculty of Stanford Law School in January 1990 where he is the William A. Franke Professor of Law and Business. He is also senior faculty of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University, and co-director of Director’s College, a venue for the continuing professional education of directors of publicly traded corporations. Prior to joining Stanford Law School, Mr. Grundfest was a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1985 to 1990. He is also a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee. Mr. Grundfest, who serves on the board of KKR, LLC (the managing partner of KKR LP, a publicly-traded entity), is currently the chairman of the board nominating committee of the NASDAQ Stock Market. Mr. Grundfest received a juris doctorate from Stanford Law School and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University.

E. Olena Berg Lacy

Board Member

E. Olena Berg-Lacy has served as a director since July 1998 and as a consultant from July 1998 until December 2007 and from October 2009 until December 2011. She has served as a director of Bentall Kennedy, a private real estate investment advisor company, from September 2012 to October 2015. Ms. Berg-Lacy was a partner with Fiduciary Benchmarks, Inc. from September 2007 to March 2008. Ms. Berg-Lacy was a member of the Board of Trustees for the GM/UAW Trust for Retiree HealthCare from March 2006 to January 2009 and the UAW Trust for Retiree Health Benefits from January 2009 to January 2012. She has been a director, chair of the finance committee, and a consultant to the non-profit Pension Rights Center since 2000. She has served on the National Governing Board of Common Cause since 2013. Prior to this, she served as Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Labor, a position she held from June 1993 to June 1998. She received an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from California State University at Chico.

Heidi K. Fields

Board Member

Heidi K. Fields has served as a director since November 2008. She was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Blue Shield of California from September 2003 until her retirement in December 2012. Prior to joining Blue Shield of California, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gap, Inc. from 1999 to January 2003. From 1995 to 1999, Ms. Fields served as the Chief Financial Officer of ITT Industries, Inc. She has also held senior financial management positions at General Motors Corporation, including Vice President and Treasurer during her 16-year tenure from 1979 to 1995. Ms. Fields has served as a director of Halyard Health since 2014 and Agilent Technologies Inc. since 2000. Ms. Fields received an MBA in Finance/Accounting from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Russian Language from Georgetown University.

Robert A. Huret

Board Member

Robert A. Huret has served as a director since January 2011. He is a founding partner of FTV Capital, a multi-stage private equity firm whose limited partners include many of the world’s foremost financial institutions. Previously, he was a senior consultant to Montgomery Securities. He also served as Senior Vice President Finance and Planning and Trust Executive Officer at the Bank of California and was Vice President of Planning and Mergers and Acquisitions at First Chicago Corporation/The First National Bank of Chicago. Since 1990, his financial and professional emphasis has focused on technology companies that develop products and services for the financial services industry. He has served as Trustee of Cornell University and San Francisco University High School. Concurrently with his investment banking and venture capital career, he serves as the Chairman of Huret, Rothenberg & Co., a private investment firm. Previously, he has been a founder and Vice Chairman of Newell Associates and a founder and director of Third Age Media. He currently serves as a director of Cloudmark, Inc. and Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH). Mr. Huret received his bachelor’s of science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and his MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School.

Michael E. Martin

Board Member

Michael E. Martin is a Partner of Warburg Pincus & Co. and a Managing Director of the private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC, where he is head of its financial services group and a member of its Executive Management Group. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus & Co. and Warburg Pincus LLC in March 2009, Mr. Martin was President of Brooklyn NY Holdings, LLC, a private investment company, from March 2006 to December 2008. Mr. Martin worked at UBS Investment Bank from March 2002 to March 2006, where he served as a Vice Chairman and Managing Director of UBS Investment Bank and a member of its Board of Directors and Global Executive Committee. He held senior positions at the investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston from August 1987 to March 2002.  From January 1983 to July 1987 he practiced corporate law at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  Mr. Martin served on the Board of Directors of National Penn Bancshares, Inc.  from February 2011 to March 2015, Primerica, Inc. from April 2010 to May 2014, SLM Corporation from May 2008 to May 2012 and BPW Acquisition Corp. from March 2008 to March 2010. He is currently a Director of Aeolus Re, DBRS, Mariner Finance, Source and Triton Container International. Mr. Martin received a B.A. in economics from Claremont Men's College and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Lawrence M. Raffone

President, CEO and Board Member

Lawrence M. Raffone has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director since January 2015, and previously served as our President from November 2012 through December 2014. Prior to November 2012, Mr. Raffone held the position of Executive Vice President, Distribution and Institutional Services from January 2001 until November 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Raffone served as the executive vice president of Fidelity Investments Institutional Brokerage Group, a division of Fidelity Investments. Mr. Raffone received an MBA from Babson College and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Bryant University.

John B. Shoven

Board Member

John B. Shoven, Ph.D., has served as a director since January 2010 and currently serves as the Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics at Stanford University, where he has taught since 1973.  Dr. Shoven has served as the Trione Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research from 1999 to 2015, a position he previously held from 1989 to 1993. He served as Chairman of the Economics Department at Stanford University from 1986 to 1989, and as Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences from 1993 to 1998. Dr. Shoven currently serves as a director on the board of directors of Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO), an engineering and scientific consulting firm, as well as chairman of the nominating and governance committee and a member of the audit committee and compensation committee. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a developer of electronic design automation hardware and software, where he chairs the compensation committee and is a member of the nominating and governance committee as well as the audit and finance committee. Dr. Shoven also serves as a director on the board of directors of American Century Funds, Mountain View Board, where he is chairman of the client experience oversight committee and a member of the governance committee. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of the Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security, an award-winning teacher at Stanford, and has published more than 100 professional articles and 20 books. Dr. Shoven received a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in Physics from University of California, San Diego.

David B. Yoffie

Board Member

David B. Yoffie, Ph.D., has served as a director since June 2011 and is the Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, where he has taught since 1981. Dr. Yoffie served as Chairman of Harvard Business School’s Strategy department from 1997 to 2002, Chairman of the Advanced Management Program from 1999 to 2002, Senior Associate Dean and Chair of Executive Education from 2006-2012, and he currently chairs Harvard’s World President’s Organization program. He has also lectured and consulted in more than 30 countries. Dr. Yoffie is a member of the board of directors of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and TiVO Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), and served as a member of the board of directors of Charles Schwab Corporation until 2007. He is also on the board of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit research organization. Dr. Yoffie received a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University, where he has been a Visiting Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree in Politics from Brandeis University.