University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Tom Gardner

Past Speaker

Co-Founder and CEO, The Motley Fool

TomGardnerA frequently sought-after investment expert, commentator, and educator, Tom Gardner co-founded The Motley Fool in 1993 with his brother, David, and now serves as Chief Executive Officer. Tom is the chairman of the market-beating Motley Fool Hidden Gems small-cap investment service and co-advisor with his brother of the market-thumping general equity service, Motley Fool Stock Advisor. He and David have co-authored several New York Times best-selling books, including The Motley Fool Investment Guide, You Have More Than You Think: The Motley Fool Guide to Investing What You Have, The Motley Fool Investment Workbook, and most recently, Million Dollar Portfolio: How to Build and Grow a Panic-Proof Investment Portfolio. Tom has testified on behalf of individual investors before the U.S. Senate, calling for greater transparency in the financial services industry. Tom graduated with an honor’s degree in English from Brown University in 1990.

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