# Brad Garlinghouse
Brad Garlinghouse (born in 1971) is an American businessman, best known as being the CEO of Ripple, a technology company in charge of the Ripple payment protocol and exchange. In addition to Ripple, Garlinghouse had his hand in the management of Hightail file sharing platform. Garlinghouse’s professional track record includes stints at AOL and Yahoo. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Kansas an MBA from Harvard Business School. With the Ripple’s focus on helping the banking sector, Garlinghouse’s interest in its connections with the crypto world come as no surprise. In the news, he is often found commenting on their relations, including his criticism of JPM coin launched by the banking behemoth JPMorgan.