Adam Nash was the President and CEO of Wealthfront from January 2014 to October 2016. Nash previously served as an executive in residence at Greylock Partners, vice president of product management at LinkedIn, director at eBay and held strategic and technical roles at Atlas Venture, Preview Systems and Apple.
Nash holds a bachelor's and master's degree in computer science from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
During high school Nash did speech and debate and was state-ranked in California. He did an internship at NASA Ames Research Center where he worked on fluid-dynamics simulations in software. Nash graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's and master's degree in computer science with a focus on human computer interaction.
Nash formed an investment club with other engineers, including Michael Schroepfer of Facebook, Amy Chang of Google Analytics, and Scott Kleper at Adobe. The club aimed to help engineers learn about equity markets and investing philosophies. The club was active for over seven years.
After college, Nash began working as a software engineer on the WebObjects team, a part of NeXT, a computer company acquired by Apple. After working for Apple, Nash began working for a start-up company and began his MBA at Harvard Business School. After business school Nash worked in venture capital for two years, before becoming a product manager for eBay. He became the director of eBay Express, a website that focused on fixed-price products.
Nash continued his career in product management as vice president of product management at LinkedIn in 2007. He originally led LinkedIn's core product and user experience team, and then led LinkedIn's platform and mobile products, including the open developer platform and their native applications and mobile web experiences. He founded LinkedIn Hackdays, a seminal program aimed at driving the innovation culture at the company. He joined Greylock Partners in October 2011 as an executive in residence, where he advised the leadership teams of the firm's consumer technology companies and evaluated new investment opportunities.
In January 2013, Nash joined Wealthfront, an automated investment service, as COO. At the time, Wealthfront had less than $100M in client assets under management.
Nash became CEO of Wealthfront in January 2014.
Nash is the oldest of four siblings. His father is an OB/GYN and his mother a clinical psychologist. He was born and raised in Silicon Valley where he lives with his wife and four children.