Chief Executive Officer, Prosper Marketplace
Aaron Vermut is CEO of Prosper Marketplace, one of the fastest growing online marketplace for consumer credit in the U.S. Aaron is also the President and a Director of Prosper Funding LLC. Before joining Prosper in early 2013, 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.