Brad Garlinghouse serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Ripple. Previously, he served as the President and COO at Ripple. He served as General Partner at CMGI @Ventures. He was the Chief Executive Officer at Hightai and was also the President of Consumer Applications at AOL where he transformed its Silicon Valley operations, expanding the reach of its existing products and reinvigorating mobile and social strategy. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard. He has cultivated throughout his career, from management stints at SBC Communications and Home Network to his time as CEO of Dialpad Communications. As a Senior Vice-President at Yahoo!, Brad was responsible for all of the company's communications products. His transformation of that group's culture gave teams ownership of their products and encouraged experimentation that led to notable successes, including both Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger becoming the clear leaders in their respective spaces. He serves on the Board of Hightail. He is also an angel investor.