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Adrienne Fuller

Head of Publishing and Editorial

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Adrienne Fuller is the head of publishing at Finder. With a decade of experience creating guides in finance and education, she aims to deliver the accurate and transparent information she wishes she had when she made some of life’s important financial decisions. For the past three years, she has been the publisher of money transfers, helping readers save when they send money all over the globe. She earned a BA from Colorado College and loves to hike with her two Catahoula dogs around her home in San Diego.

“I’ve made good and bad financial decisions. And bringing that real-world experience is why the Finder staff is so great at creating empathetic guides for readers who want to improve their financial health.”

Allan Givens

Public Relations Manager

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Allan Givens is the PR Manager for Finder. He is graduate of the University of Connecticut where he majored in sociology and women studies. His previous experience in finance includes brokering loans for small business and optimizing finance content for top sites. Allan now focuses on researching financial trends occurring in the US to better disseminate more informed financial advice.

“When even the competition is complimenting and working with you, you’re doing something right. I take pride knowing our financial expertise doesn’t stop at our site, but goes beyond as resources at universities, industry sites and major news outlets.”

Amy Stoltenberg

Writer, Travel and Shopping

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Amy Stoltenberg writes about lifestyle and money for Finder, researching the best options for shopping, banking, insurance and authentic travel experiences. After studying writing and fashion at Savannah College of Art and Design, she worked designing apparel at a corporate behemoth before opting for a career with unlimited travel time. When her laptop’s closed, she can be found wandering the streets looking for happy hour and hole-in-the-wall eateries.

“I want to guide readers toward the choices that work best for them, so they can spend more time living their lives, and less time scrolling fruitlessly through the overwhelming black mass of the web.”

Andrew Flueckiger

Writer, Insurance

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Andrew Flueckiger is a licensed insurance agent and certified insurance counselor with experience in insurance and finance. A graduate of Indiana University, Andrew contributes a wealth of knowledge and experience to Finder. When Andrew isn’t writing, reading or practicing insurance, he can be found spending time with his family and playing the guitar.

“Many people are paying a lot of money for the wrong insurance. At Finder, we simplify insurance and help you understand what type of coverage you need, without overpaying.”

Anna Serio

Senior Writer, Loans

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Anna Serio is a staff writer untangling everything you need to know about personal loans, including student, car and business loans. She spent five years living in Beirut, where she was a news editor for The Daily Star and hung out with a lot of cats. She loves to eat, travel and save money.

“Everyone at Finder is dedicated to getting the most accurate, easy-to-understand information to our readers. And we’re constantly searching for ways to be better at that.”

Britny Lawhorn

Assistant Publisher, Home Loans

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Britny Lawhorn is an assistant publisher for Finder who specializes in mortgages. She’s here to help readers get a better deal when they buy or refinance a home. Prior to joining Finder, she spent more than five years working in marketing agencies, where she helped businesses grow their audience. She earned an English degree from the University of Tennessee and, in her free time, enjoys traveling, volunteer work and dabbling in photography.

“The more time you spend diving into a topic, the easier it is to lose yourself in the minute details. I try to keep myself in the reader’s shoes. What’s important to them? What do they need to know?”

Dawn Daniels

Publisher, Incubation

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Dawn Daniels is an assistant publisher with Finder, based out of Oregon. Her background includes editing more than 40 published books, including Financial Fitness: 21 Easy Exercises to Get Your Personal Finances in Shape Fast by Dr. Vi Scott. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys hiking ridiculous distances and collapsing in exhaustion.

“People make hundreds of financial choices, from how to budget groceries to how to manage cash flow for their business. Finder breaks down those choices, so readers can stay in control of their finances.”

Ezra Wolfgang

Graduate Publisher, Loans

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Ezra Wolfgang is a graduate publisher for Finder, helping readers compare providers to choose the best for their needs. Prior to joining Finder, Ezra interned on the assignment desk at ABC News in New York, where he helped find, develop and write breaking news stories. Ezra earned a BA in media studies from Hunter College, where he took a healthy dose of courses in film/documentary production, print and digital reporting and studio television. In his spare time, Ezra goes on the occasional run, takes photos, writes scripts and shoots his own tiny, short films.

“Working at Finder gives me the opportunity to push the envelope in financial comparison and deliver compelling content that helps readers make informed decisions to fit their needs.”

Gabrielle Pastorek

Associate Publisher, Shopping

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Gabrielle Pastorek is a staff writer at Finder, helping readers round up the best deals, coupons, retailers, products and services to save money and make decisions. She holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, and her essays and short stories can be found in The Collagist, Blue Monday Review, Blotterature and others. When she’s not writing, Gabrielle can be found out in the barn with her horse, Lucy.

“With so many options — from mattresses to delivery services — choosing the best product is overwhelming. I love that I can help people make everyday decisions to stay on budget and get quality goods.”

Holly Jennings

Editor

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Holly Jennings is a copyeditor and updates writer at Finder. She is an award-winning author for Penguin Random House and has published two novels about a futuristic world of competitive gaming. Holly has also written or edited for the Mary Sue, Writer’s Digest and Chegg Education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in psychology. A nerd at heart, you can usually find her playing video games or watching Star Trek reruns.

“Working at Finder has been the best experience, because the staff here is truly passionate about what they do — helping you to make better financial decisions.”

Jennifer Gimbel

Senior Editor

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Jennifer Gimbel has over five years of experience informing editorial strategy at one of Disney’s digital media brands. Now as loans editor at Finder, she strives to create engaging, transparent content to help readers find products to meet their financial goals. On the weekends, you can catch Jenn at the dog park with her pup Olive or exploring the streets of Brooklyn — iced coffee in hand.

“I’ve never worked at a company where so much brainstorming and collaboration happens every. single. day. It’s inspiring to know we’re arming our readers with accurate, unbiased information.”

Kelly Larson

Editor

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Kelly Larson is an editor at Finder, where he currently spearheads the effort to make office sloths a thing. Prior to that all-important role, he led editorial newsrooms in the creation of award-winning content as a managing editor in the digital space.

“The environment here is very open and collaborative. And while everyone is driven to succeed, the collective focus is always on helping people make more informed financial decisions.”

Kelly Waggoner

Editor-in-Chief

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Kelly Waggoner is editor-in-chief of Finder US. She’s worked with publishers, magazines and nonprofits throughout New York City, including ghostwriting a how-to on copyediting for the Dummies series. Between projects, she toys with words, flips through style guides and fantasizes about the serial comma’s world domination.

“Unbiased content supported by independent research is built into our mission. It’s what drives our robust editorial team to write clear, concise and credible content our readers rely on to make unfamiliar decisions — and gain more solid financial footing.”

Kellye Guinan

Writer, Loans

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/in/kellye-guinan kellye.guinan@findercrew.com

Kellye Guinan is a writer and editor with Finder who has years of experience in academic writing and research. Between her passion for books and her love of language, she works on creating stories and volunteering her time on worthy causes. She lives in the woods and likes to find new bug friends in between reading just a little too much nonfiction.

“The importance of a loan’s interest rate can’t be overstated. When you’re comparing lenders, check the maximum APR. This will show you how much a lender charges — and help you pick the best deal.”

Kimberly Ellis

Writer, Banking and Investing

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Kimberly Ellis is a writer at Finder. She hails from New York City with a BA from Queens College and a New York State teaching certificate. After teaching in both public and private schools, Kimberly decided to take the world by storm and dive into the media industry — where she covers everything from home loans and investing to K–12 education and shopping. She’s also an aspiring polyglot, always in a book and forever on the hunt for the perfect classic red lipstick.

“We strive to arm consumers with real knowledge so that they can make powerful, educated decisions about their finances. I love being part of a team that’s committed to thorough investigation and unbiased reporting — because we’re shoppers too.”

Kliment Dukovski

Writer, Credit Cards

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Kliment Dukovski is a credit cards writer who’s written more than 600 articles to help readers find and compare the best credit cards. He’s also written pieces on money transfers, home loans and more. Previously, he ghostwrote guides and articles on foreign exchange, stock market trading and cryptocurrencies.

“With a lot of research and calculations, I want to help readers make informed financial decisions and save money.”

Kyle Morgan

Producer

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Kyle Morgan is a producer for Finder who has worked for the USA Today network and Relix magazine, among other publications. He can be found writing about everything from the latest car loan stats to tips on saving money when traveling overseas. He lives in Asbury Park, where he loves exploring new places and sipping on hoppy beer. Oh, and he doesn’t discriminate against buffalo wings — grilled or fried are just fine.

“Tens of thousands of people come to Finder every day to learn more about financial products. It makes me smile knowing that we’ve helped our readers make life-changing decisions.”

Megan Horner

Publisher, Credit Cards and Banking

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Megan Horner is the credit cards publisher at Finder. She’s passionate about helping you find the best credit cards to meet your financial needs — whether that’s earning great rewards or improving your credit score. Previously, she edited and published educational articles on credit cards as an assigning editor at Credit Karma.

“Financial education is extremely important for a healthy, fulfilling life. I love teaching people how to make good choices and pick good products that will better their situation.”

Megan Shepherd

Editor, Insurance

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Megan Shepherd is the insurance editor at Finder and is committed to creating precise, informative content to help readers evaluate and understand their insurance coverage options. A licensed insurance agent in health, life, disability and general lines of coverage, Megan’s expertise is backed by more than four years of providing guidance in the industry. She earned her BS at the University of Texas at Dallas and enjoys tuning up her backhand on the tennis court.

“There’s an insurance policy to fit your exact situation. We sift through the multitude of options and details to help you find that match. “

Melanie Huddart

Editor

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Melanie Huddart joined Finder’s editorial team in 2017, helping to polish up content across niches that include home loans, share trading, shopping and travel. Melanie earned a BA in Specialized Honors English and a BEd from York University in Toronto, Canada. When she isn’t focused on making articles shine, you can find her hanging with her son and her dog, practicing yoga or searching for the next greatest beach.

“Effectively managing your finances can be challenging for so many people. Making unfamiliar decisions on what products can help you do so can feel debilitating. I love that I’m able to ease that burden by guiding readers toward their best choices.”

Michael Benninger

Staff Writer, Banking

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Michael Benninger is a personal finance writer at Finder. He is a former credit analyst and longtime freelancer whose articles have been published by Intuit, Blinkist, Business Insider and the Los Angeles Times. When he’s not writing, you can usually find him watching movies, enjoying the outdoors or boarding planes to distant destinations.

“When it comes to bank accounts, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution that’s ideal for everyone. Choosing the right place to keep your money depends on your unique lifestyle. I make the process easier by researching your options for you.”

Michael Bowley

Publisher, Shopping

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Michael Bowley is publisher for the shopping and travel team at Finder. Armed with years of experience in design and an Amazon Prime account, he loves finding bargains and sharing them online. When he’s not helping folks save money, he’s walking his beloved dog or cycling around his home.

“If you’re gonna buy it, buy the best version of it.”

Rhys Subitch

Editor, Loans

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Rhys Subitch is a writer and editor at Finder who tackles topics across the site. With half a decade of experience researching, editing and writing for a Fortune 500 company, a university and independent publications, Rhys brings readers the most up-to-date and curated info on all things finance.

“When you’re researching insurance, be straight up about what you can afford to cover on your own in the event of a loss. You and your family’s financial safety depends on that honesty.”

Richard Laycock

Editor, Insights

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@RichardLaycock_ /in/richardlaycock richard@finder.com.au

Richard Laycock is Finder’s insights editor after spending the last five years writing and editing articles about insurance. His musings can be found across the web including on MoneyMag, Yahoo Finance and Travel Weekly. When he’s not doing deep dives on data, he is testing the quality of cocktails in his newfound home of New York. Richard studied Media at Macquarie University and The Missouri School of Journalism and has a Tier 1 Certification in General Advice for Life Insurance.

“Data is a compelling storyteller.”

Sarah Barness

Editor, Credit Cards

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Sarah Barness is credit cards editor with Finder. She has more than five years in digital media, most recently at A Plus, where she was a lifestyle senior editor who managed a team of five journalists. She was also an editor at the Huffington Post, where she was a top-viewed content creator thanks to her knack for identifying emerging trends and the stories that compel millions.

“What I like most about working at Finder is the people. It’s such a fun and supportive environment, and everyone is truly passionate about helping consumers compare the financial products they need.”

Sarah George

Staff Writer, Insurance

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@sarahswritings sarah.george@finder.com

Sarah George is a writer at Finder who unravels complicated topics about insurance, business and finance. She’s been wordsmithing for more than three years, after earning an English education degree. You can usually find Sarah sipping hot tea and talking through movie plots in her downtime.

“Insurance has so many factors that change along with your life, so it’s a good idea to compare policies when your life situation reshapes. Finder steps alongside so you’re not making decisions alone.”

Shannon Terrell

Staff Writer, Incubation

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Shannon Terrell is a writer for Finder who studied communications and English literature at the University of Toronto. On any given day, you can find her researching everything from equine financing and business loans to student debt refinancing and how to start a trust. She loves hot coffee, the smell of fresh books and discovering new ways to save her pennies.

“I want to empower readers with honest reviews that dive into the nitty-gritty. The best decisions are informed decisions.”

Sheri Bechtel

Editor, Investing

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Sheri Bechtel is the share trading and investments editor at Finder. She is a seasoned journalist who has reported on bonds, stocks, engineering and other topics for more than 20 years. For 12 years, she was a markets reporter for Prospect News, spearheading their coverage of private investments in public equities, high-yield debt, structured products and municipal bonds. Before joining Finder, Sheri was editor-in-chief of Plastics Engineering from Wiley. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Columbus State University and a side gig as a novelist.

“Empowering our audience to make smart investment decisions is such a rewarding experience. Finder is unique in this regard. Our team really is dedicated to helping people, and it’s so satisfying to work with so many empathetic, passionate people.”

Steven Dashiell

Staff Writer, Credit Cards

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@SteveAtFinder /in/stevendashiell steven.dashiell@finder.com

Steven Dashiell is a credit cards staff writer at Finder. He’s worked on more than 150 Finder articles to help readers embrace and maximize credit cards. Steven has nearly a decade of research and reporting experience, and was also a reporter and editor for healthcare newsletters.

“The difference between a good card and a great card is all in the fine details and how — or whether — those details apply to the consumer.”

Zak Killermann

Staff Writer, Money Transfers

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Zak Killermann is a writer at Finder. He’s ghostwritten hundreds of articles on fintech, finding his love for publication at St. Cloud State University. Traveling internationally for nearly half his life — and getting burned once by an OTC money exchange — Zak’s vowed not to settle for anything short of the mid-market rate again.

“What I do at Finder I do every day in my personal life — I help my friends and family make the best decisions on topics stretching as far as the eye can see.”

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