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Al Ko, General Manager of Mint

As you know I’m working with one of my favorite financial tools – Mint.com – writing weekly for the blog.

As part of our partnership I had the awesome chance to sit down with Intuit’s Senior Vice President and General Manager Al Ko when he was visiting in NYC a few weeks ago.

The site’s come a very long way since 2006 when it first launched. Al and I discuss some of the changes Mint’s experienced over the decade, the challenges consumers continue to face when it comes to money management and the $400 purchase in college he calls his So Money moment!

More about Al:

He joined Intuit in 2006, working in a number of product management, corporate development and leadership positions throughout the company. During his tenure, Ko has cultivated his knowledge of the global financial services ecosystem, and is keenly aware of the financial challenges facing individuals and businesses.

Prior to Intuit, Ko worked as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, advising clients on strategy, organizational effectiveness and supply chain management. He also held roles at Ariba Inc. and McKinsey & Company.

Ko earned a juris doctorate from Harvard law School with a concentration in international financial systems, and a bachelor’s degree in international studies and history from Yale. He serves on the board of directors of the Community Water Center, a California-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing water challenges in small, rural, low-income communities and communities of color. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and three children.

If you’d like to learn more about Al and Mint, visit the Intuit website or www.mint.com and be sure to follow @Mint and @AlKo1 on Twitter.

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