Shindy Chen is the CEO of Scribe, a financial content agency she founded in 2016.
Shindy began her financial career in lending, where she funded more than $100 million in loan originations, and was a V.P. in lending at Wachovia (now Wells Fargo). She then segued into financial broadcast journalism at CNBC on “Mad Money w/Jim Cramer,” and later on the assignment and production desks for Bloomberg TV’s morning markets shows in London. Most recently, Shindy was content manager at Betterment, the largest independent wealth robo-advisor.
Shindy is the author of three books, including the #1 Amazon personal finance bestseller “Credit Score Hacks.” She has been featured on Cheddar TV and in Forbes, Girlboss.com, Bustle, and Marie Claire, and was a guest contributor for The Huffington Post. She speaks regularly at conferences, most recently for LendIt Fintech in San Francisco and Shanghai, and for Edward Jones Financial Advisors.
Shindy has a B.A. in English Literature and Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA from Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business, and a Master de Management from the Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris.
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