Open main menu

Bradley Kent "Brad" Garlinghouse (born February 6, 1971, in Topeka, Kansas) is CEO of financial technology company Ripple. He was formerly the CEO and Chairman of Hightail (formerly YouSendIt), the file sharing site. Prior to Hightail, he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL for two years, after his role as Senior Vice President at Yahoo! running its Communications business which included the Homepage, Flickr, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Messenger.[citation needed] While at Yahoo! he penned the famous Peanut Butter Manifesto[1] calling for a shake up at the then fledgling Internet company.[2]

Bradley Kent Garlinghouse
Brad Garlinghouse - July 2008.jpg
Born (1971-02-06) February 6, 1971 (age 48)
ResidenceAtherton, California
NationalityUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Kansas
Harvard Business School
OccupationCEO Ripple (2015-)

Garlinghouse also had stints at Silver Lake Partners, @Ventures, @Home Network, SBC Communications and was CEO of Dialpad Communications. He is an active angel investor in over 40 companies including hardware company Pure Storage, AI startup Diffbot, and Indigo Agriculture.[3] He is a board member at Animoto,[4] and OutMatch. He previously held board positions at,[5] and Tonic Health.[6]

Garlinghouse has a BA in economics from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard Business School.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Yahoo Memo: The 'Peanut Butter Manifesto'". The Wall Street Journal. November 18, 2006.
  2. ^ Delaney, Kevin J. (November 18, 2006). "As Yahoo Falters, Executive's Memo Calls for Overhaul '". The Wall Street Journal.
  3. ^ Brad Garlinghouse AngelList
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^

External linksEdit