Today, over 50% of Americans are not investing in the stock market. Many see it as compicated, intimidating, and lastly, boring. Wizest wants to make investing more accessible, engaging, and consistent with today’s consumer behavior.
Founder & CEO
Axel is founder and CEO of Wizest. In early 2019, he started Wizest with William Littlefield and Rafael Vallina, his longtime friend. They all shared a vision of democratizing access to financial advisors.
Wizest is now going live and the team is excited to bring value to both investors and advisors.
Before Wizest, Axel worked in several industries and companies across Europe and the US. During the last several years, his career was in banking, specializing in strategy, digital transformation, and digital banking. In his last project he built and launched a new online bank. Axel holds two master’s degrees: in industrial engineering from France & Spain, as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
William is co-founder and CTO of Wizest. He leads the development of the Wizest mobile application, website, and cloud infrastructure. William’s experience spans technical and development expertise to early stage fundraising.
Prior to Wizest, William launched two startups and also worked in Fortune 500 companies, including fintech experience at Visa. He holds both an undergraduate and graduate degree from Case Western Reserve University, where he has been developer-in-residence for their startup incubator, building products and providing technical consulting to founders.
William is also a philosopher of technology and applied ethics. He contributes to numerous publications as an author and technical reviewer.
Rafael is co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Wizest. He leads product strategy and delivery at Wizest. Rafael has over 10 years of experience in product management and consulting.
Rafael started his career at BCG as a consultant, in sectors like banking, media, and technology, In the last few years, Rafael focused on product development and management. He began working both in startups, like Omaze, and big technology companies, like Symantec and Amazon. He holds a master’s degrees telecommunication engineering from Spain, as well as an MBA from MIT, where he met Axel.