Personal Capital Welcomes Paul Desmarais III to Board of Directors

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We’re kicking off the new year with some exciting news. Today we welcome Paul Desmarais of Power Financial Corporation to Personal Capital’s Board of Directors. Paul is intimately familiar with Personal Capital as he helped lead Power Financial’s $75 million investment in our Series E financing last year.

Paul currently serves as Vice President of Power Financial Corporation, where he spearheads the company’s digital transformation strategies. He has also worked with a number of early-stage fintech companies and serves as Chairman of Wealthsimple, a fast-growing Canadian investment firm. Paul joins his colleague Jeff Carney as the second member of the Power Financial family to join Personal Capital’s board. Paul comments that he is excited to invest in the digital future of wealth management with Personal Capital.

I speak for the entire Personal Capital team in saying that we are delighted to welcome Paul to our Board of Directors. He brings a deep understanding of our market from his long history working with fintech companies, and he will be a terrific board member as we accelerate our hyper-growth in 2017.

The new addition to our Board of Directors follows a year of rapid growth here at Personal Capital. In 2016, we added $1.6 billion in assets under management. Today, we manage over $3.5 billion in assets. We look forward to leveraging Paul’s experience and industry knowledge on our Board of Directors to continue accelerating our growth this year, as we provide a unique hybrid of technology and professional advisors to help Americans reach their long-term financial goals.

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Bill Harris

Bill Harris

Bill Harris is the founder of Personal Capital. He has spent 25 years building financial technology, notably serving as CEO of Intuit and PayPal. He is the founder of several financial technology companies and has served on the boards of numerous technology firms, such as SuccessFactors, RSA Security, Macromedia, and Answers.com.

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