Charlie Kroll is a serial entrepreneur and operator, having founded and built two successful fintech businesses over 20 years, and now currently serves as an EIR at Bessemer Venture Partners. Most recently Kroll was co-founder and president of Ellevest, a leading consumer finance company on a mission to close the gender wealth gap. Before launching Ellevest, Kroll was founder and CEO of Andera, a digital account opening platform for the financial services industry, acquired by Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY) in 2014. A consistent theme throughout his career has been a focus on financial inclusion and accessibility and using technology to open the financial system to more people.
Kroll is passionate about entrepreneurship and actively involved in the startup community, as a founding board member of Venture for America, former chair of the Brown University Entrepreneurship Program, Techstars mentor, and advisor to several startups. He was named New England Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the SBA and is a past Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.
Outside of work, Kroll enjoys spending time with his wife, Ginger, and four kids. Kroll has a BA from Brown University and currently serves on the Brown University President’s Leadership Council.