Co-Founder and CEO
Ted Gonder is co-founder and current CEO of Moneythink. In 2014, he was appointed by former President Obama to advise the US Treasury and Department of Education on youth financial education issues. Prior to Moneythink, Ted served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, advising the Obama Administration on immigration policy for foreign entrepreneurs. Ted got his start in social entrepreneurship leading a number of climate-change-related student initiatives, most notably serving as student advisor to The Climate Project, an organization founded by Al Gore. Ted has also played an active role as a community builder, founding the World Economic Forum's Chicago Global Shapers Hub, as well as the University of Chicago Entrepreneurship Society. His work has been featured in MTV, WSJ, and Crain's; and has spoken at the White House, U.S. Senate, NYSE, TEDx, and at top companies such as PwC, IDEO, Dell, and Allstate.