William F. Sharpe

Co-Founder at Financial Engines, Inc.

William F. Sharpe

William F. Sharpe

Co-Founder at Financial Engines, Inc.

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Career Highlights

Financial Engines, Inc.
Financial Engines Advisors LLC

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Number of Boards

4

Number of Awards

7

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Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics at Stanford University

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Financial Engines, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Financial Engines, Inc.

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Founding Partner at FTV Management Co. LP

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General Partner Emeritus at Foundation Capital LLC

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Coursera, Inc.

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Chairman at Vista Capital Advisors LLC

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Former Chief Financial Officer at BevMo Holdings LLC

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Managing Director, Financial Services at Warburg Pincus LLC

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Assistant Secretary at USDA Rural Development

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William F. Sharpe
Co-Founder at Financial Engines, Inc.
Education
M.A in Economics

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

The American Finance Association (AFA) is an academic organization whose focus is the study and promotion of knowledge of financial economics. It was formed in 1939. Its main publication, the Journal of Finance, was first published in 1946.

Career History
Professor-Emeritus
1970 - Current

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford is generally ranked among the best universities in the world by academic publications. It is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.

Advisor
Prior

Focus Ventures provides expansion-stage venture capital for leading software, communications and semiconductor companies. The firm targets companies that have completed the initial development of their product development and have begun the marketing of their products and/or services. In addition, companies should have demonstrated clear market acceptance and be in need of additional capital to expand their sales and marketing efforts or execute strategic acquisitions. Focus Ventures looks for companies with (1) proprietary technology (2) rapidly-growing market (3) a strong management team (4) market leadership (5) demonstrated market acceptance and (6) previous backing from a top-tier venture capital firm(s).Focus Ventures' investments typically range from $3 million to $ 8 million. The firm considers larger or smaller amounts in exceptional situations. Focus Ventures serves as the lead investor in approximately three-quarters of the rounds in which they participate.Focus Ventures' investment strategy seeks to identify and invest in emerging growth companies that can benefit from their extensive network of contacts in Japan, Hong Kong, China and throughout Asia. The firm creates value on both sides of the Pacific. Through their Asian connections, Focus Ventures facilitates distribution, licensing, manufacturing, hosting, systems integration and other joint venture arrangements for portfolio companies. In turn, their Asian limited partners gain access to new business concepts, products and emerging technologies provided by Focus Ventures' portfolio companies.

Co-Founder
1996 - Current

Financial Engines, Inc. engages in the provision of technology-enabled financial advisory services. It also offers discretionary portfolio management, personalized investment advice, financial and retirement income planning, and financial education and guidance. The company was founded by William F. Sharpe, Joseph A. Grundfest, and Craig W. Johnson in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
1996 - 2015

Financial Engines, Inc. engages in the provision of technology-enabled financial advisory services. It also offers discretionary portfolio management, personalized investment advice, financial and retirement income planning, and financial education and guidance. The company was founded by William F. Sharpe, Joseph A. Grundfest, and Craig W. Johnson in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Member, Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed

Focus Ventures provides expansion-stage venture capital for leading software, communications and semiconductor companies. The firm targets companies that have completed the initial development of their product development and have begun the marketing of their products and/or services. In addition, companies should have demonstrated clear market acceptance and be in need of additional capital to expand their sales and marketing efforts or execute strategic acquisitions. Focus Ventures looks for companies with (1) proprietary technology (2) rapidly-growing market (3) a strong management team (4) market leadership (5) demonstrated market acceptance and (6) previous backing from a top-tier venture capital firm(s).Focus Ventures' investments typically range from $3 million to $ 8 million. The firm considers larger or smaller amounts in exceptional situations. Focus Ventures serves as the lead investor in approximately three-quarters of the rounds in which they participate.Focus Ventures' investment strategy seeks to identify and invest in emerging growth companies that can benefit from their extensive network of contacts in Japan, Hong Kong, China and throughout Asia. The firm creates value on both sides of the Pacific. Through their Asian connections, Focus Ventures facilitates distribution, licensing, manufacturing, hosting, systems integration and other joint venture arrangements for portfolio companies. In turn, their Asian limited partners gain access to new business concepts, products and emerging technologies provided by Focus Ventures' portfolio companies.

Director
Current

The Carmel Bach Festival, Inc. is an American private company located in Carmel, CA, that provides concerts, performances, talks and educational events.

Trustee
Current

Social Science Research Network operates as a website devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. It offers a range of visibility advertising opportunities for companies seeking to market its products to professionals in the social science or law areas. Social Science Research Network was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Rochester, NY.

Member-Trustees Board
Prior

Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. engaged in scholarly journal publication and distribution. It offeed accounting, anthropology, economics, health economics, humanities, law, management, political science, social insurance, finance, and marketing research journals. The company was founded on December 9, 2009 and was headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$1,000
1999

Former Vice President at Office of the Vice President Under Bill Clinton

$500
1992

Former President of United States

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Financial Engines, Inc. engages in the provision of technology-enabled financial advisory services. It also offers discretionary portfolio management, personalized investment advice, financial and retirement income planning, and financial education and guidance. The company was founded by William F. Sharpe, Joseph A. Grundfest, and Craig W. Johnson in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Awards & Honors
2008
Treasury & Risk Magazine - 100 Most Influential People in Finance
Rank #11
2001
Institutional Investor Magazine - Online Finance 40
DePaul University
Creative Works
Author
1999

Investments

Author
2000

Fundamentals of Investments

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