Bradley Kent " Brad " Garlinghouse (born February 6, 1971 in Topeka, Kansas) is CEO of financial technology company Ripple. He was formerly the CEO and Chairman of Hightail (formerly YouSendIt), the file sharing site. Prior to Hightail, Brad was President of Consumer Applications at AOL for two years, after his role as Senior Vice President at Yahoo! running its Communications business which included the Homepage, Flickr, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Messenger. While at Yahoo!, Brad penned the famous Peanut Butter Manifesto [12] calling for a shake up at the then fledgling Internet company. [13]

Brad also had stints at Silver Lake Partners, @Ventures, @Home Network, SBC Communications and was CEO of Dialpad Communications. He is an active angel investor in over 40 companies including hardware company Pure Storage, AI startup Diffbot, and Indigo Agriculture. [4] He is a board member at Animoto, and OutMatch. He previously held board positions at, [5] and Tonic Health. [7]

He has a BA in economics from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard Business School.