Aaron Vermut and his partners, Steve Vermut and Ron Suber, joined Prosper Marketplace, Inc. in early 2013 alongside the Sequoia Capital investment to take over management of the company.
As CEO of Prosper, Aaron manages the day-to-day operations of the business and executive team, as well as works closely with the Executive Chairman and the Board of Directors on corporate strategy and direction. Aaron is also the President and a Director of Prosper Funding LLC.
Before joining Prosper, Aaron was Managing Director, Co-head of Prime Services at Wells Fargo Prime Services, LLC (formerly Merlin Securities, LLC) along with Stephan Vermut. He was a founder and Managing Partner at Merlin Securities, as well as on the Board of Directors and chairman of Merlin Canada Ltd. until its acquisition by Wells Fargo Securities in 2012. Prior to Merlin Securities, Aaron held roles as a Principal at New Enterprise Associates, and as a Senior Consultant at Cambridge Technology Partners.
Aaron has an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in History and German Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Aaron lives in San Francisco with his wife and four children.