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Jeff Bailey, co-editor-in-chief, for 20 years served as a reporter, editor and columnist at the Wall Street Journal. He has also been a reporter for The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, served as the editor of Crain’s Chicago Business and founding editor of YCharts, a financial analysis platform. Bailey has also written for many national magazines.
Betsy Edgerton, managing editor, is an associate professor of journalism in the Communication Department at Columbia College Chicago. Her journalism career has focused on managing and editing business publications, including at Crain Communications. She's also a book editor and freelance editor at consulting and market research companies such as Ipsos’ GenPop.
Dee Gill specializes in making arcane business topics and financial research relevant to ordinary human beings. Her career includes decades of writing for publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Inc., Time and The Economist. Lately she spends more time working with economists at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, transforming research into user-friendly articles.
Liz Farmer is a fiscal policy expert and journalist. Her areas of expertise include budgets, fiscal distress, and tax policy, and she is currently a research fellow at the Rockefeller Institute's Future of Labor Research Center. Liz's work has appeared in national publications and she is best known for her work at GOVERNING magazine, where her writing broke down complicated public money issues in ways that everyone can understand.
Mark Stein began his career at TheLos Angeles Times, reporting on the environment, transportation and science. He was a senior editor for Bloomberg News in London, and then a business editor for The New York Times. He launched websites for Conde Nast and AQR Capital Management before becoming a senior editor at McKinsey & Company.
Jeff D. Opdyke
Jeff D. Opdyke spent 17 years as a personal finance and investments reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, and seven years traveling the world as a global-investments and economics writer for a Florida-based investment publication. He currently lives in Prague, where he’s usually at the airport on the way to research global investment, travel and retirement-lifestyle opportunities for International Living magazine and other publications.
Lynnley Browning is a business journalist who has written for Bloomberg, The New York Times, Business Insider and Newsweek, among others. She spent nearly six years in Russia, in the 1990s, where she covered energy and commodities for Reuters in Moscow. She has rare expertise in tax and offshore investments, and is known for translating difficult topics into concise, reader-friendly prose. She loves data-driven reports, analytical scoops and compelling color that illuminates the big picture.
Neal Templin is a 29-year veteran of the Wall Street Journal, where he was a reporter, bureau chief and editor. He is currently a columnist for Barron’s.
Founder & CEO
Victor, founder and CEO of Guaranteed Rate, has pioneered the use of data in the mortgage industry, helping to transform the formerly paper-intensive business into an increasingly digital enterprise. Along the way, Victor, a former front-line loan officer, gained an appreciation for the well-informed client, and with the launch of the rate.com research center hopes to empower customers and all consumers to make better-informed choices about their finances.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Shawn is both a serial entrepreneur and experienced corporate executive, who is a recognized expert on digital marketing. He is the founding CEO of YCharts, a financial analysis platform at the forefront of the fintech movement, served in a senior strategy role at Google and has advised other entrepreneurs on how to translate ideas into commercial enterprises. Shawn joined Guaranteed Rate in 2018 as executive vice president to help accelerate the company's digital transformation and business growth. Shawn holds a deep belief that the underwriting of data and content of the highest quality is essential to building lasting relationships with customers and others.