Alok Deshpande

Alok Deshpande is the co-founder and CEO of SmartPath, a corporate financial wellness provider delivering human-centric, unbiased coaching. Alok started SmartPath in 2010 to offer effective and consistent guidance to the middle class. Today, SmartPath reaches tens of thousands of individuals every year through financial education and coaching programs at leading corporations nationwide.

“It’s been a dream come true helping families move from chaos to confidence with their finances.”

Alok is the author of Fuel: The Most Important Number in Your Financial Life , serves as a thought leader for the Wall Street Journal, and regularly appears as a financial expert on CNN, ABC, NBC, Employee Benefits News, BenefitsPro, HR Future and HR Daily Advisor , among others. In 2020, Alok also received the Emory University School of Medicine Dean’s Teaching Award in recognition of superior teaching of medical students and dedication as a mentor.

Prior to launching SmartPath, Alok was a Manager at Bain & Company where he served as an advisor to Fortune 500 financial service and technology companies. He received a BBA with high distinction from Emory’s Goizueta Business School, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is an alumnus of the prestigious startup accelerator Y-Combinator.

Alok is a member of Lead Atlanta, a leadership development and community education program, and stays active in his local community through volunteering and nonprofit board positions. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Nina and son Deven.

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