NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SmartAsset, an online destination for financial information and advice and a national marketplace connecting consumers to financial advisors, today announced the appointment of Meghan Lapides, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, to Chief People Officer. Joining the company’s executive leadership team and reporting to Co-Founder and CEO, Michael Carvin, Lapides will oversee and scale a fully integrated People discipline that will help drive aggressive growth and expansion.
In this new role, Lapides will be responsible for all aspects of SmartAsset’s human resources department and strategy, including talent acquisition and management, onboarding, leadership development, compensation and benefits, culture and engagement, diversity and inclusion, and employee relations.
“As a growing fintech unicorn with a fully distributed workforce, we’re extremely excited to have Meghan join our leadership team. She is a solutions-oriented leader with a proven capability to develop and align the People strategy with the Business strategy,” said Michael Carvin, Co-Founder and CEO of SmartAsset. “We want to build a world-class environment for our people to prosper and our business to thrive. Meghan has a wealth of experience in attracting, hiring, developing, retaining, and managing people and is going to be instrumental to the future success of SmartAsset.”
Lapides brings more than 20 years of professional experience in human resources and operational management for well-regarded organizations. Prior to joining SmartAsset, she served as SVP, People at Vimeo where she introduced and implemented structural improvements at scale, increased operational efficiencies, and helped scale the overall and People team headcount. Before joining Vimeo, Lapides was the SVP, People Experience & Talent at Foursquare.
SmartAsset continues to experience rapid growth, adding 144 new employees across the U.S. in 2021 alone, bringing its total full-time headcount to 253 (as of January 2022). SmartAsset has been recently recognized on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ lists of fastest growing companies in 2021, one of the Top 30 Companies Founded by Black and Latinx Entrepreneurs That Raised the Most Funding in 2021, The Top 100 Financial Technology Companies of 2021, and 2021 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® New York for Co-Founder and CEO, Michael Carvin.
SmartAsset is an online destination for consumer-focused financial information and advice that powers SmartAdvisor, a national marketplace connecting consumers to financial advisors. Reaching approximately 75 million people each month through its educational content and personalized calculators and tools, SmartAsset's mission is to help people make smart financial decisions. Ranked on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ lists of fastest growing companies in 2021, SmartAsset closed a $110 million Series D round, valuing the company at over $1 billion. SmartAsset was also named to Y Combinator's list of Top 100 Companies of all time and Forbes' list of America's Best Startup Employers in 2020. For more information, please visit SmartAsset.com.