Michael Carvin is the Founder and CEO of SmartAsset, an online destination for consumer-focused financial information and advice that powers SmartAdvisor, a national marketplace connecting consumers to financial advisors. Ranked on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ lists of fastest growing companies in 2021, SmartAsset closed a $110 million Series D round (June 2021), valuing the company at over $1 billion. In addition, Carvin was named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 New York award winner - which recognizes the most ambitious leaders who are building and sustaining successful, dynamic businesses around the world - and also named to the ‘Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs of 2021’ list (The Financial Technology Report) for the second consecutive year and the ‘Top 100 Princeton Alumni in Technology of 2021’ (Alumni Spotlight) list. With nearly 20 years of experience in financial decision making, Carvin's previous role was in private equity. A graduate of Princeton University, he spent four years as a Senior Associate at Altima Partners and a year as an Analyst at Leucadia National Corporation before founding SmartAsset.
“I hope seeing more successful Black founders inspires more people of color to start companies so that one day this is not news,” Carvin told TechCrunch.8 December 2021
“With an audience reach of more than 75 million consumers each month,” SmartAsset’s scale “creates opportunities for advisors to grow their businesses via a fully scalable, on-demand client prospecting service,” according to Michael Carvin, CEO and co-founder of SmartAsset.8 December 2021