Founder, Chief Executive Officer
David Barrett is the founder and CEO of Expensify. David is a lifelong programmer who founded Expensify in 2008 and built it into one of the most widely used preaccounting platforms on the planet. He is recognized as one of the premier network engineers in the world, having created Expensify’s blockchain-powered database a year before Satoshi’s white paper on Bitcoin. Prior to Expensify, David led engineering for Red Swoosh -- which was acquired by Akamai Technologies in 2007 -- and held various roles in 3D graphics and VR development. When he is not fearlessly leading Team Expensify from Portland, David enjoys playing Minecraft with his daughter.
Chief Financial Officer, Board Member
Ryan joined Expensify in 2013 and now manages all major financial activities at the company. As CFO, he has led multiple equity buybacks from early shareholders, raised debt financing for the company, and served as the main liaison between investors and the business. Prior to becoming CFO, Ryan was the Director of Marketing and Strategy, where he spearheaded brand marketing campaigns that vaulted Expensify to the top of the accounting industry. He was also instrumental in producing the company’s first Super Bowl commercial in 2019. Despite being the smallest company to ever air a Super Bowl ad, that campaign went on to win 7 Cannes Lions. In his free time, Ryan enjoys scuba diving and gardening in Maui, where he lives with his wife and their cat, Cornpop.
Chief Operating Officer
Anu joined Expensify in 2015 and is the principal strategist for fraud prevention, audits, bank relations, and all other operational efforts at Expensify. Prior to becoming COO, she was the driving force behind the creation of the Expensify Card, where she combined her vast knowledge of the world’s financial networks with her deep technical background to guide development. Prior to leading Expensify’s operations, Anu held Vice President positions at Citibank and Marqeta, various engineering roles at Oracle, and received her MBA from Cornell. Anu is an avid traveler and devoted to her kettlebells. She lives in Oakland with her husband and dog, Vito.
Chief Product Officer
Jason joined Expensify in 2011 and is responsible for directing the company’s product vision and roadmap. As CPO, Jason is focused on fueling word-of-mouth via intuitive and collaborative designs that accelerate Expensify’s bottom-up adoption model. Prior to joining Expensify, Jason worked all over the world - including Shanghai, London, and Washington D.C. - at the likes of ING Bank, Hill & Knowlton, and Goldman Sachs. He lives in Portland with his wife, two sons, and enjoys kiteboarding in his spare time. Jason holds a M.A. in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley.
Chief Strategy Officer
As the CSO, Daniel works closely with the CEO and organizational leaders to develop, execute, and sustain key initiatives at Expensify while leading up the company’s strategic finance initiatives. Since joining Expensify in 2012, Daniel has built out the business development team, helped launch the ExpensifyApproved! Accountants program, developed crucial partnerships with world class accounting firms and strategic partners, and helped open up new markets for global expansion. In 2017, Daniel was named as one of CPA Practice Advisor’s 20 Under 40 Superstars for the work he has done with accountants and technology. Daniel lives in Portland and loves to golf. He holds an M.S. in Commerce from University of Virginia.
David Barrett founded Expensify and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since 2009. Prior to Expensify, Mr. Barrett led engineering for Red Swoosh, Inc., a peer-to-peer file sharing company, which was acquired by Akamai Technologies, Inc. in 2007. Mr. Barrett holds a B.S.E. in engineering from the University of Michigan. We believe that Mr. Barrett is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his strategic vision and leadership in conceptualizing and developing our brand and business, his expertise in technology and the perspective and experience he brings as our founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Ryan Schaffer has served as our Chief Financial Officer and a member of our board of directors since 2017, and he previously served as our Director of Marketing and Strategy from 2013-2017. Mr. Schaffer worked in marketing at various companies prior to joining Expensify. Mr. Schaffer holds a B.S. in business from the University of Dayton. We believe that Mr. Schaffer is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his perspective and experience as our Chief Financial Officer, his experience leading our board meetings since 2019 and his significant knowledge of and history with our company.
Anu Muralidharan is expected to serve on our board of directors upon the completion of this offering, and has served as our Chief Operating Officer since January 2021. Ms. Muralidharan previously served as our Director of Product Operations from January 2018 to January 2021 and as our Head of Payment Operations from August 2015 to January 2018. Prior to joining Expensify, she held Vice President positions at Citibank and Marqeta Inc., and various engineering roles at Oracle. Ms. Muralidharan holds a B.E. in electrical and electronics engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in Pilani, India and an M.B.A from Cornell University. We believe that Ms. Muralidharan is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to her long history and experience in the payments industry, comprehensive knowledge of payments systems, and perspective and experience as our Chief Operating Officer.
Jason Mills has served as our Chief Product Officer since May 2021, and he previously served as our Director of Product and Customers from January 2013 to May 2021. Prior to Expensify, Jason served as an analyst intern at Zurich Financial, from February 2010 to August 2010 and as an analyst intern at Goldman Sachs from June 2009 to August 2009. Mr. Mills holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and a Master of Arts in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. We believe that Mr. Mills is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his long history of leadership with our company, his perspective and experience as our Chief Product Officer and his comprehensive knowledge of our business.
Daniel Vidal has served as our Chief Strategy Officer since May 2021, and he previously served as our Director of Corporate Development & Strategy from February 2019 to May 2021 and Head of Business Development from August 2013 to February 2019. Mr. Vidal holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from Arizona State University and a Masters in Commerce from the University of Virginia. We believe that Mr. Vidal is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his long history of employment with our company, his perspective and experience as our Chief Strategy Officer and his leadership developing our Strategic Partnership program and ExpensifyApproved! Accountants program.
Timothy L. Christen
Timothy L. Christen has served as a director of Mayville Engineering Company, a publicly traded value added manufacturer, since June 2016 and serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Christen served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baker Tilly US, LLP, a national public accounting firm, from June 1999 to May 2016. Mr. Christen also served as the non-executive Chairman of Baker Tilly International Ltd. from October 2017 to October 2021 and as a director of CPA.com, a CPA firm solutions and strategies provider, since February 2018. Mr. Christen also served as director of the American Institute of CPAs from 2014 to 2017, serving as Chairman from 2015 to 2016, and since January 2021 serves as a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation. Mr. Christen holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and is a licensed certified public accountant. We believe that Mr. Christen is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his over 38 years of accounting expertise and substantial strategy, risk and management experience over his 16 years as the Chief Executive Officer of a national public accounting firm and membership on the board of a publicly traded company.
Ying (Vivian) Liu
Ying (Vivian) Liu has served as Chief Financial Officer of Shutterfly, Inc., a retailer and manufacturing platform for personalized products, since April 2020. Prior to Shutterfly, Inc. Ms. Liu served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Lexmark Inc., a printing solutions company, from July 2017 to April 2020. Prior to Lexmark Inc., Ms. Lui served as VP, Finance of Huawei Technology, an enterprise networking solutions company, from October 2016 until July 2017. Prior to Huawei, Ms. Liu spent 8 years at Cisco in multiple finance leadership positions. Earlier in her career, Ms. Liu worked at Deloitte & Touche, Goldman Sachs and China Merchants Bank. Ms. Liu holds a B.A. in international finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, an M.B.A from the University of Washington and is a licensed chartered financial analyst and certified public accountant. We believe that Ms. Liu is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to her extensive finance and leadership experience.
Ellen Pao co-founded and has led Project Include, a nonprofit advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion in technology companies, since December 2015. Ms. Pao has served as Chief Executive Officer and board member of Project Include since January 2017. Prior to Project Include, Ms. Pao served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of BD of Reddit, a social media platform, from April 2012 until July 2015. Prior to Reddit, Ms. Pao served as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Kapor Center and Venture Partner at Kapor Capital from January 2017 until March 2018. Ms. Pao holds a B.S.E in electrical engineering from Princeton University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. We believe that Ms. Pao is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to her focus on diversity and inclusion and her experience as a board observer, board member, investor and advisor to technology startups since 2012.