Mike Alfred is Co-Founder and CEO of BrightScope and responsible for the strategic vision and leadership of the company.
Previously, Mike was the Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager of Alfred Capital Management LLC, an independent registered investment firm located in La Jolla, CA. He has been a Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager since 2003. Mike is a dynamic thinker capable of developing and implementing cutting-edge business models and effective marketing strategies. He is also a proven relationship builder who excels at establishing key partnerships. A noted and quoted 401k and financial expert, Mike has appeared on CNBC, ABC News, Fox Business News, National Public Radio and in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg, Reuters, Fast Company, Inc., Wired, US News and World Report, CNN/Money Magazine, SmartMoney, theStreet.com, Kiplinger, Pensions & Investments, Employee Benefit Adviser, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The San Diego Business Journal, and many others.
Mike and his brother, BrightScope President Ryan Alfred, teach financial literacy to grade school and high school students. In addition, he mentors other aspiring entrepreneurs both informally and through organizations like the Founder Institute.
He is a member of the board of directors at CONNECT and the San Diego Software Industry Council. Mike received his bachelor's degree in History from Stanford University.