Carey is technology entrepreneur, executive, investor and advisor, and has started, grown and/or led 8 B2B and consumer technology companies during startup and growth phases. He was most recently COO at Aspiration, the leading “consumer financial firm with a conscience,” where he led the firm’s growth from 40 to 150 people and the build out of infrastructure and approval as a FINRA-regulated broker-dealer.
Since 2003 Carey has also invested in 10 of his own or angel-funded others’ ventures, with a current IRR of 20% (unrealized), and with no capital loss. Many of these ventures are in reg-tech, fintech or data/analytics. Carey is active in the Southern California startup and investment community and is a long-time board member of OCTANe. He has recruited and hired nearly 500 people in the last 15 years, and passionately believes in talent and innovation opportunities that are locally launched and grown. He has frequently spoken at financial technology, software and online media conferences such as AltFI, Innovation Project, BIA/Kelsey Group.
Carey is an MBA graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In addition, he holds a B.A. in Economics from Indiana University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.
Carey participated in the FundingPost event: Orange County VC and Angel Investor PitchFest on Thursday June 13th, 2019 in CA, Sponsored by McCarter & English, Contap, MOW Media, InList, WeWork