About Info Readers USA

WHO WE ARE

Your friendly neighborhood financial coach

Since 2006, we’ve helped millions of people achieve their financial goals. Our experts use the latest evidence-based research to help you save money, buy a home or car, get out of debt, retire with confidence, and more.

WHAT WE DO

Fact-checked research and advice

We developed a transparent, data-driven rating system — the InfoScore — to help you pick the best banks, credit cards, insurance providers, and other services. Our financial advice has been featured in The New York Times, Inc., Forbes, Business Insider, Kiplinger, TIME, and elsewhere.

Meet the Team

Jessica Ross
Editorial Director

Jessica Ross has been working in the personal finance space for over 10 years. She has overseen editorial teams at NextAdvisor.com, Interest.com, and Million Mile Secrets. Julie’s personal finance expertise has been featured on Fox Business, The Boston Globe and CNBC, while her writing has been published by USA Today, Business Insider, and Wired Insights, among others.

Michael DuBuois
Senior Editor

Michael DuBuois is a senior editor at Info Readers USA who’s covered finance and culture for 15 years. He developed Info Readers USA’s proprietary scoring metric — the InfoScore — and founded the annual Simple Dollar Awards. He is a former contributing editor to Bankrate and NextAdvisor.com, and his writing has been featured in The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The AV Club, and elsewhere.

Daniel Smith
Founder & Columnist

Daniel Smith founded Info Readers USA in 2006 and still writes a daily column on personal finance. He’s the author of three books published by Simon & Schuster and Financial Times Press, has contributed to Business Insider, US News & World Report, Yahoo Finance, and Lifehacker, and his financial advice has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Forbes, The Guardian, and elsewhere.

Gerald Wyatt
Head of Partnerships & Growth

Gerald Wyatt is the Head of Partnerships & Growth for Info Readers USA. He has 7+ years of financial services experience spanning credit cards, insurance products and wealth management services. Carlos began his career at J.P. Morgan in New York City and has worked on various industry-leading financial services focused websites including Bankrate, Interest and Info Readers USA. Carlos graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Finance and Marketing.

Kate Wincroft
Head of Marketing

Kat Wallner, our Head of Marketing, started her career in global marketing with Bank of America when launching their Better Money Habits program. Since then she has lead marketing teams for digital brands focused on financial services, insurance, and more, including Bankrate and MyMove. Before joining Info Readers USA, she was leading website strategy across a multi-million dollar online insurance portfolio. Kat graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a degree in Business and Journalism.

Nichole Steadman
Financial Services Lead

Nichole Steadman, our Financial Services Lead, has over 8 years of financial services experience across regulatory rules impacting futures, options, and vendor management. Paola began her career at Goldman Sachs in New York City and has worked on various industry-leading financial services websites including Bankrate, Info Readers USA and Interest. Paola graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a B.S. in Accounting.

Jane Leary
Personal Finance Reporter

Jane Leary is a personal finance reporter at Info Readers USA who specializes in personal loans, student loans, mortgages, renters, and financial policy. Her reporting has also been featured at CreditCards.com, Interest.com, Reviews.com, MyMove.com, and elsewhere.

Daniella Foort
Personal Finance Reporter

Daniella Foort is a personal finance reporter at Info Readers USA who specializes in banking, savings, budgeting, home insurance, and auto insurance. Her reporting has also been featured at CreditCards.com, Reviews.com, and elsewhere.

Angelina Stallard
Mortgage Editor

Angelina Stallard is an editor at Info Readers USA who specializes in mortgages, mortgage refinancing, home equity loans, and HELOCs. She is a former contributing editor to Interest.com and PersonalLoans.org.

Brittney Lundager
Loans Editor

Brittney Lundager is an editor at Info Readers USA who specializes in personal loans, student loans, auto loans, and debt consolidation loans. She is a former writer and contributing editor to Interest.com, PersonalLoans.org, and elsewhere.

Patty Liu
Insurance Editor

Nasha Addarich is an editor at Info Readers USA and a former attorney who specializes in home insurance, auto insurance, life insurance, and savings. She is a former contributing editor to Reviews.com.

Luc Sierra
News & Opinion Editor

Luc Sierra is an editor at Info Readers USA who leads our news and opinion coverage. She specializes in financial policy, banking, and investing.