CEO, ACORNS ADVISERS
WHY: Runs OC’s hottest fintech firm, micro-investing app geared at millennials. Joined in 2014. Walter Cruttenden-founded firm’s investors include Hollywood stars Jennifer Lopez and Ashton Kutcher, two Nobel Prize winners and who’s who of Wall Street including Bain Capital and BlackRock. Even wife of publisher of the New York Times invested. Works closely with CNBC whose parent Comcast is also investor.
QUOTABLE: “Everybody believes in the mission and the social impact of Acorns—that’s why everybody is getting behind the company.”