From Investment Banker to Product Manager to Founder of ALMA – Michelle RittenhouseFeatured
Hi Elphas, I'm Michelle, the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of ALMA (https://alma.app), a platform for supporting social causes. We create funds - portfolios of nonprofits - that you can support with a single monthly donation. Our mission is to be our generation's way of giving back to the causes they care about. After a stint on the West Coast, I recently returned to my hometown of Washington DC to start ALMA. My career path started in investment banking, followed by roles in strategy as Chief of Staff to the CEO of LivingSocial, and most recently as a Product Manager at Airbnb. An avid runner myself, I first became involved with the nonprofit sector as a volunteer and board member of Back On My Feet, a national nonprofit that uses the power of running to help those experiencing homelessness. Ask me anything about company building, non-linear career paths, transitioning into tech, why transparency & communication are critical, leaving the Bay Area, or anything else!