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Jake Gibson

Jake Gibson

Jake Gibson heads operations for NerdWallet, a startup focused on offering price-comparison tools for financial products. Prior to joining the company, Gibson did a long stint at JPMorgan Chase, where he traded derivatives and managed new automated trading technologies.

9 Recent Stories

Startup Leadership: How to Find Your Own Replacement

Startup Leadership: How to Find Your Own Replacement

Founders often reach a point when they need to hand over the reins to a more experienced person. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make the transition process easier.
April 16, 2014 in Leadership
Bringing on New Hires: Steer Clear of Disaster With These 6 Steps

Bringing on New Hires: Steer Clear of Disaster With These 6 Steps

Onboarding employees can be tricky, as often new hires feel left in the dust, resulting in less engagement at work. Here are six steps to ensure your hiring strategy is a success.
April 2, 2014 in Leadership
Celebrating Failure: How to Make a Hit Out of Misses

Celebrating Failure: How to Make a Hit Out of Misses

While many large corporations loath failure, in the startup world it is often celebrated. When failure occurs, here is how to make the most of it.
March 20, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Leading the Way out of the (Silicon) Valley of 'Gender Inequality'

Leading the Way out of the (Silicon) Valley of 'Gender Inequality'

Silicon Valley, among other entrepreneurial hubs, has long been thought of as a boy's club. One startup went against the grain and couldn't be happier with the results.
March 11, 2014 in Leadership
Leadership Lessons You Won't Learn in a Book

Leadership Lessons You Won't Learn in a Book

While many business books tout answers to startup problems, entrepreneurs aren't going to learn everything in a hundred pages. Instead, they need to get out there and make it happen.
March 4, 2014 in Leadership
Nurturing Your 'Baby:' Starting a Family While Running a Startup

Nurturing Your 'Baby:' Starting a Family While Running a Startup

As a father and a CEO of a startup, Jake Gibson offers up insight on how he manages to get it all done.
February 27, 2014 in Lifestyle
How Startups Can Tap Into Google's Secret Sauce: OKRs

How Startups Can Tap Into Google's Secret Sauce: OKRs

Google has been implementing this strategy since its startup heydays and continues to utilize it even as it workforce has grown to more than 45,000 employees.
February 3, 2014 in Business Management
Startup HR: How to Compete With Big Firms for Talent

Startup HR: How to Compete With Big Firms for Talent

With talent wars waging on, startups need some little secret sauce to nab top-tier talent. Here are a few tips.
January 24, 2014 in Hiring Center

How NerdWallet Makes Headlines Without Landing Big VC Bucks

Self-funded startup founders may get to keep all their equity, but the process is no cake walk. Here are three major obstacles of running a bootstrapped company and how to overcome them.
July 23, 2013 in Starting a Business