As a co-founder of investor.com and Partner at Reink Media Group, Blain is responsible for bringing investor.com's mission of personal finance education to life. Having conversations with everyday Americans about financial advice, speaking with industry leaders, and endless reading are his primary sources of inspiration. Blain's insights have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune, among other media outlets, and he is respected as a leading expert on the U.S. online brokerage industry. Blain also acts as director of content for Reink Media Group's suite of personal finance websites, which includes industry standout StockBrokers.com. Blain was honored at just age 22 as part of Crain's Detroit Business' "Top 20 in their 20s." Blain is a technology enthusiast and avid hockey player who loves reading, barbecuing during summer, and spending time with his wife and three children. Read more about Blain.
Personal finance writer Dayana Yochim has been writing about money and investing for more than two decades, focusing on bringing clarity and the occasional comedic aside to what is often a murky, humorless topic. Previous gigs include NerdWallet, the Motley Fool and HerMoney.com. She's also written for Woman's Day, Forbes, Newsweek, Jane, the Associated Press and other media outlets, and been a guest expert on "Today," "Good Morning America," CNN and National Public Radio. Her areas of expertise include retirement planning, credit cards and bank accounts. Read more about Dayana.
Personal finance educator and writer Andrea Coombes has more than 20 years of experience translating complex personal finance topics into articles that help people reach their financial goals. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, MarketWatch, Forbes, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications. She's shared her expertise with radio and TV audiences across the U.S., including on CBS, NPR and Marketplace. Andrea also has worked as a financial coach, helping people navigate their money challenges, and is pursuing her designation as Certified Financial Planner. Andrea has been awarded the honor of Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting from the National Endowment for Financial Education, and the National Award for Outstanding Reporting on Consumer Issues from the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Read more about Andrea.
Chris McKhann has worked in the financial industry for more than 20 years and with many of the top names in the online trading space, including TD Ameritrade and optionMONSTER, which later became part of E*TRADE. His work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the Financial Times, Forbes, CNBC, Nasdaq.com and Nikkei. He has also been an advisor and outside trader for several hedge funds. He was one of the first traders to delve into and write about the VIX tradable products. Chris is also an educator who teaches high school statistics, finance and computer science.
Adrienne serves as Senior SEO Analyst and resident Google whisperer for StockBrokers.com. She specializes in auditing, analysis, research and reporting, as well as keeping an eye on current SEO news and trends. She has been working in the search industry for more than eight years and in social media for over 11 years. Prior to her work with Reink Media Group, she spent most of her time working on the other side of search, by analyzing and evaluating search results for a major search engine as well as social media sites when used as search engines. Adrienne holds a bachelor's degree in social science with a major in psychology/sociology from Benedictine University. She has continued her education via online certification courses in SEO and social media from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University and the University of California, Davis.
In her spare time, Adrienne is a die-hard Notre Dame football fan who will keep you up on their progress regardless of your interest. She also enjoys gardening, encouraging other people to garden, baking, working out and old movies.
Carolyn Kimball is Managing Editor for Reink Media Group and the lead editor for content on investor.com. Carolyn has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at major media outlets including NerdWallet, the Los Angeles Times and the San Jose Mercury News. She specializes in coverage of personal financial products and services, wielding her editing skills to clarify complex (some might say befuddling) topics to help consumers make informed decisions about their money. She believes strongly that personal finance education has the power to open doors for all Americans and change our lives for the better, whether that means planning for a happy retirement, paying for college, or establishing a budget to enjoy a more stress-free life. Read more about Carolyn.
Jessica heads data and research for investor.com. Her primary responsibility is maintaining the databases that feed the site's numerous algorithms, including trust ratings and accolades. An industry veteran, she entered the financial industry at just 20 years old and previously held her Series 7, 66, 9, 10, 4, and 24 licenses. With a strong belief in fiduciary advice, Jessica left her licenses behind to join investor.com and fully dedicate herself to the fiduciary-first movement. When not nerding out on data, she enjoys traveling the world, trail running, and rocking out to live music.
Jonathan, a Senior Attorney with Clark Hill PLC, serves as outside general counsel for Reink Media Group and its portfolio of companies, including investor.com, assisting the companies in navigating a wide-array of legal and business issues. From corporate governance and compliance issues to transactional and intellectual property matters, Jonathan employs his broad knowledge and team of 700 plus skilled Clark Hill attorneys throughout the U.S. and internationally, to support investor.com's legal needs, finding and implementing practical solutions to complex issues. Outside of the courtroom and boardroom, Jonathan is an avid fan of country and blues music, playing the guitar, and enjoying a glass of bourbon at his cottage on Elk Lake in Northern Michigan.