Brad Garlinghouse

Bradley Kent "Brad" Garlinghouse (born February 6, 1971, in Topeka, Kansas) is CEO of financial technology company Ripple. He was formerly the CEO and Chairman of Hightail (formerly YouSendIt), the file sharing site. Prior to Hightail, he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL for two years, after his role as Senior Vice President at Yahoo! running its Communications business which included the Homepage, Flickr, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Messenger. While at Yahoo! he penned the famous Peanut Butter Manifesto[1] calling for a shake up at the then fledgling Internet company.[2]

Garlinghouse also had stints at Silver Lake Partners, @Ventures, @Home Network, SBC Communications and was CEO of Dialpad Communications. He is an active angel investor in over 40 companies including hardware company Pure Storage, AI startup Diffbot, and Indigo Agriculture.[3] He is a board member at Animoto,[4] and OutMatch. He previously held board positions at,[5] and Tonic Health.[6]

Garlinghouse has a BA in economics from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bradley Kent Garlinghouse
Brad Garlinghouse - July 2008
BornFebruary 6, 1971 (age 47)
ResidenceAtherton, California
NationalityUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Kansas
Harvard Business School
OccupationCEO Ripple (2015-)


  1. ^ "Yahoo Memo: The 'Peanut Butter Manifesto'". The Wall Street Journal. November 18, 2006.
  2. ^ Delaney, Kevin J. (November 18, 2006). "As Yahoo Falters, Executive's Memo Calls for Overhaul '". The Wall Street Journal.
  3. ^ Brad Garlinghouse AngelList
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^

External links


Flickr (pronounced "flicker") is an image hosting service and video hosting service. It was created by Ludicorp in 2004. It has changed ownership several times and has been owned by SmugMug since April 2018.The Verge reported in March 2013 that Flickr had a total of 87 million registered members and more than 3.5 million new images uploaded daily. In August 2011, the site reported that it was hosting more than 6 billion images. Photos and videos can be accessed from Flickr without the need to register an account, but an account must be made to upload content to the site. Registering an account also allows users to create a profile page containing photos and videos that the user has uploaded and also grants the ability to add another Flickr user as a contact. For mobile users, Flickr has official mobile apps for iOS, Android, and an optimized mobile site.


Hightail, formerly YouSendIt, is a cloud service that lets users send, receive, digitally sign and synchronize files. and YouSendIt Inc. were founded in 2004; the company renamed itself Hightail in 2013.

The company's early focus was on helping users send files that were too large for email; it started adding features and plug-ins for businesses in 2007. The service grew quickly, and the firm raised $49 million in funding between 2005 and 2010. The service can now be used via the web, a desktop client, mobile devices, or from within business applications with a Hightail plugin.

In May 2015, the company launched Hightail Spaces, designed to encourage creative professionals from conception of an idea to delivery.In 2018, Hightail was acquired by OpenText.

List of University of Kansas people

The list of University of Kansas people includes notable alumni and faculty of the University of Kansas, whose main campus is located in the American city of Lawrence, Kansas.

List of people from Topeka, Kansas

This is a list of people from Topeka, Kansas.

Ripple Labs

Ripple Labs, Inc. is an American technology company which develops the Ripple payment protocol and exchange network. Originally named Opencoin and renamed Ripple Labs in 2015, the company was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Stewart Butterfield

Daniel Stewart Butterfield (born Dharma Jeremy Butterfield; 1973) is a Canadian entrepreneur and businessman, best known for being a co-founder of the photo sharing website Flickr and team messaging application Slack.


TrustedID Inc., founded in 2004, is an American identity protection company. The company's suite of products include free and paid services that help consumers detect risk of identity theft and control the use of their personal information. The company sells its products through a range of different channels, including major companies and through its website.

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.