Meet Our Team
As a team, our mission is to get the world investing successfully. Every one of us is an investor, which means that we have first-hand experience on how investing has improved our financial futures, while also genuinely understanding the concerns of our customers. We’re dedicated to sharing the possibilities of success with everyone.
(and good friends)
Chief Investor & Co-Founder
Emmet’s passion is the stock market. Emmet had his personal portfolio professionally audited and achieved a 24% annual return for more than a decade – that’s over triple what the S&P 500 returned. Emmet’s first stock was Dell Computers, but it's not his favourite anymore! That honor goes to Tesla, who are producing user-centric products for a global customer base. As companies go, Tesla’s journey has only begun. New cars and solar energy solutions will continue to keep this investment as future-relevant as they come.
CEO & Co-Founder
John’s mission in life is to achieve simplicity through technology. He believes investing grows long-term wealth and wants MyWallSt.com to create the simplest technology solution so that investing can be for everyone. John’s first stock was ELAN pharmaceuticals but his favourite is Amazon. He considers whether companies will be bigger and better by the time his 8-year-old daughter attends college. Amazon continually grow their business ambitions to remain a stand out market leader. John believes they will do so for decades to come.
Head of MyWallSt Labs
Alejandro’s favourite stock is Shopify. He likes the simplicity of the platform, especially the checkout flow for customers. He thinks that Shopify is becoming the standard in e-commerce and the company still has space for growth.
Anne Marie Kingsland
Anne Marie’s favorite stock is Costco. When the market is turbulent and tech stocks are volatile, Costco is always there to shore up a portfolio. A brick and mortar staple, this wholesaler has continued to grow in defiance of e-commerce, proving that great customer service and free samples are always worth the trip. The company also provides high wages and comprehensive health care to its entire staff, making it a stock you can feel good about owning.
Ales’ favourite stock is Atlassian mainly thanks to their two products – Jira and Trello. The whole MyWallSt development team is powered by Jira and the rest of the company runs on Trello. There’s good reason why many companies do the same.
Senior User Acquisition Manager
Bharat’s favourite stock is AMD. As an avid gaming enthusiast, he has seen the growth of the brand and the market share in the GPU market. AMD was also one of the first stock investments that Bharat made. With the improved and new products over the years, Bharat believes that AMD will improve even more and bring CPUs and GPUs to another level.
David's favorite stock is Google. He's been using its YouTube platform for years and loves how you can do a quick search and find out the answers to any question or learn something brand new at the touch of a button.
Backend Software Engineer
Davit’s favorite stock is Gitlab. He was super excited when it finally went public in October 2021 because, in his opinion, it is the best organizational tool on the market. He uses its wide range of services every day, including its ticketing system, version control, CI/CD, auto-DevOps, and more. And the cherry on top for him is that it’s super affordable. Davit loves having the opportunity to own a piece of a company he rates so highly.
Head of Product
Fabian’s favourite stock is Stitch Fix. He likes how the company uses data science to revolutionise the clothing industry. Not being the most avid shopper on earth, he also hopes that he will never have to go shopping for clothes again once Stitch Fix has perfected its technology. Fingers crossed.
Data Analytics Engineer
Ganesh’s favourite stock is Amazon. He likes how the company grew from an online book marketplace to the world’s largest e-commerce site and a leading cloud computing provider (Amazon Web Services). He believes that Amazon still has great business ambitions and will remain a market leader for the next decades.
Head of Finance
Hazel’s favourite stock is Nestlé. Not only for the chocolate but for Nespresso, her life line every day. She believes that the world will never have enough of either and Nestlé is a good solid reliable stock (as you would want any Head of Finance to be).
Head of Lifecycle Marketing
Helen’s favorite stock is Atlassian. She loves their tools, especially Trello. With more people managing projects, tasks and teamwork remotely, she’s certain they’re set to keep on growing.
Software Engineering Manager
Jack has a background in science/engineering and is also a car fan. With that in mind, his favourite stock in the MyWallSt portfolio is Tesla. Musk’s vision for a clean energy future really appeals to Jack and he's also interested in his work with SpaceX and Neuralink — he hopes to also invest in these some day too.
Head of Content & Publishing
James’ favourite stock is Take-Two Interactive. Although not an avid gamer, he can still remember how impressive ‘Grand Theft Auto’ was the first time he played it. More than fifteen years later, Take-Two continues to redefine the boundaries of virtual entertainment.
Jamie’s favourite stock is Apple, which is also the first shares he ever bought. He is not only a big fan of its products, but he believes that the tech giant has a whole lot more to give the world, and hasn’t even scraped the surface of its potential.
Jessa’s favourite stock is AMD, since it’s the CPU she used when building her first PC. She believes that the company has really grown and taken an impressive market share in the CPU industry, while its Zen architecture, power efficiency, and cost efficiency per core are a massive boon for the brand. Jessa believes that its continuous innovation has put AMD in a good position and that it will continue to provide quality products for the foreseeable future.
Chief Financial Officer
Johnny’s favourite stock is Atlassian. Although not a techie (obviously), he appreciates how valuable their products are for software developers and project managers. Atlassian has also made some bold acquisitions over the years and the launch of Stride in 2017 saw them taking on Slack.
Chief Operating Officer
John’s favourite stock is Nike. Being a huge sports fan, Nike has been an ever present brand throughout his life. He regards them as being the key innovators in sport over the last 50 years and believes that trend will continue for the next 50 years. He also regards the book ‘Shoe Dog’ by Nike’s co-founder Phil Knight as a fantastic window into the foundation of the company and its values.
Senior Graphic Designer
Kate’s favourite stock is Disney. Growing up, Disney was EVERYTHING to her and her friends, and it still peaks children’s interest today. She has watched Disney consistently change their products to keep up with the modern world and that, she believes, makes them a solid choice for investing in over and over.
Head of Brand
Laoise’s favourite stock is Shopify. Having used various website development platforms for creative side projects the exceptional experience offered by Shop reinforced her belief in the long-term prospects of the brand. It’s one of the stocks she has re-invested in since first purchase.
Head of Customer Experience
Luke’s favourite stock is Disney. His love for Disney stems from both a deep sense of nostalgia and his excitement for the company’s future. Luke believes that The Walt Disney Company’s consistent innovation and content creation will ensure their place as a market leader for many years to come. Owning a part of a company that helped shape his childhood is something Luke holds dear!
Megan’s first stock was Nike. Growing up playing tennis in Nike apparel, she has always loved the brand and believes it is a bedrock stock that she will continue to invest in for a long time. She is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina and has been with MyWallSt since the beginning of 2018.
Michael’s favorite stock is Square, which he sees becoming a massive player in the payments industry and a leader in the war on cash. It’s the first stock he ever bought and he believes it is part of a new wave of financial institutions that will come to edge out older banks in an industry poised for disruption.
Social Media Content Producer
Nicole’s favourite stock is Netflix. She loves the original content it produces and its unique documentaries get her to switch it on most nights. Since Nicole was a child, she remembers being a movie buff and television addict, so no advertisements being played during her Netflix binge make her very happy. Nicole believes there’s no other streaming service quite like Netflix, strengthening her belief in the stock.
Pádraig’s favourite stock is Nike. Growing up as a sports fanatic and seeing Nike collaborate with athletes like Jordan, Lebron, and Ronaldo cemented the brand in his mind. Now, despite having failed miserably in his attempts to earn a fabled Nike sponsorship, he still believes in the innovation and creativity behind Nike and is convinced they will only grow stronger as the world's leading sports brand.
Backend Software Engineer
Petar's favourite stock is iRobot. He believes that autonomous robots will someday be a vital part of our everyday lives. He sees robots improving our lives by providing solutions to accessibility issues, rescue efforts, and protecting us from harmful environments. And robots are fun.
One of Petr's favourite stocks is Etsy since it follows his passion of stumbling across weird things in flea markets. In the world of mass-produced items, Etsy is a place that gives opportunity to all kinds of makers and artists to pursue their dreams and make some money, as well as a place to buy unique gifts. As more customers move online, Etsy has become a long-term player in the craft area and Petr believes this company will continue growing.
Customer Experience Specialist
Poppy’s favourite stock is Nvidia as she loves innovation and this stock has bags of it. Nvidia invented the GPU in 1999 and even today its immersive graphics give life to the gaming world. Poppy is also inspired by Nvidia’s ability to imagine and create positive change for the world, with its AI technology fuelling new developments in the automotive industry, the medical industry, as well as powering data centres around the world.
Financial Content Producer
Ray’s favourite stock is Apple — a company that creates products he uses on a daily basis. They come with a loyal fan base and are a safe long-term bet in the market place.
Chief Marketing Officer
Rob's favourite stock is Virgin Galactic, chosen for its visionary founder in Sir Richard Branson and its lofty goal to make space tourism accessible to the masses in the not too distant future. The road ahead for them won't be without its challenges, but Rob believes it to be a very exciting long-term investment opportunity!
Roman’s favourite stock is Activision Blizzard. As a child, he played masterpieces such as Starcraft, Warcraft and Diablo. Now, after nearly 20 years, Blizzard remains top of his list for their great attention to detail and quality in their products.
Roberto’s first stock was SolarCity. He likes the idea that he can own a part of a company who cares about the Planet and that the world could be improved by using sustainable power sources. When SolarCity was acquired by Tesla, this strengthened his belief in the company, as he admires Elon Musk explorations and initiatives.
Chief Stock Analyst
Rory’s first stock was The Walt Disney Company. He wanted his first stock to be one he could pass on to his children. He believes that Disney has a fantastic portfolio of intellectual property and that the movies he watched as a kid will still have a place in the world decades from now.
Head of Engineering
Sammy’s first stock was ING Bank, given to her by her grandparents (expert investors!). ING is a Dutch bank that is known for its innovation and superb digital products. Sammy believes that the financial industry can and will go through major changes in the coming years, driven by IT, a prospect that excites her!
Tanvi's favourite stock is Netflix as it's leading the market in streaming videos, be it movies or web series. Starting from a DVD mail service to streaming videos, it's now producing its own original content too. Streaming is now a big pastime around the globe and it is not going out of date, allowing people to spend time with their friends and family by watching gritty and entertaining content on Netflix.
Zoë’s first stock was Tesla. She believes in their innovative business model and revolutionary technology solutions. She is inspired by Musk’s motivation and ability to think outside of the box while creating future focused designs. Zoë admires Tesla’s mission "to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy" and she believes that the company will continue to grow and develop exciting designs in years to come.
MyWallSt Advisory Team
David Martin is the Co-Chief Compliance Officer of Kingswood U.S., and the CCO of Benchmark Investments, Inc. and President of Benchmark Advisory Services, LLC. He was formerly the CEO of American Global Wealth Management Inc. Prior to that, David served as the Chief Compliance officer of Keystone Capital Corp for 10 years. David has worked in the financial industry for over 12 years and served on the FINRA District 2 committee as a small firm representative. David holds FINRA licenses 7, 24, and 66 and is insurance licensed.
Chief Compliance Officer
With more than 7 years of securities industry experience, Chitman has acted in various principal capacities which included serving as Chief Compliance Officer and Financial Operations principal for both broker-dealer and advisory firms. Chitman earned his dual-degree MBA & MFin from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also a CFA® Charterholder. Chitman holds the Series 7, 24, 27, and 66 licenses.
Kristen has over 25 years experience in the financial industry, in a wide variety of roles. She has acted as both Director of Operations and Chief Compliance Officer in the investment advisory sector. Her background includes trading operations, back-office management, and everything that falls under the Compliance umbrella. Kristen holds a FINRA Series 65 license.