Prior to joining Motley Fool Ventures, Ollen was CFO of The Motley Fool Holdings, Inc. for 14 years. During that time, He was responsible for the overall financial health of the Fool, and helped guide the company through periods of major growth, contraction and market volatility. Ollen’s oversight duties included the Fool’s Finance and Accounting groups as well as Legal, Benefits, Sales, Business Development, Real Estate, Business intelligence, International and Asset Management. His financing experience spans the full spectrum from bank financing to venture financing. During Ollen’s management of the pilot program, Motley Venture Partners, he and the team compiled a portfolio of private companies that will be contributed to the Fund.Today, Ollen serves on the board of Eyrus, InHerSight and Young Artists of America. He has been a recipient of the Motley Fool Founders’ award and Favorite Fool award. He was twice nominated for Greater Washington CFO of the Year, and is a member of the 2019 class of Greater Washington Minority Business Leaders. Prior to joining The Fool, Ollen worked in mortgage banking, focusing on mortgage servicing, fair lending and risk management. He was also an auditor for KPMG and is an CPA (inactive). Ollen graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Bachelors in Accounting and lives in the Washington area with his wife and 3 sons.