Lauren St Clair Waugh – Nerd Wallet

Lauren St Clair Waugh

Public – Small Company

Lauren StClair is the Chief Financial Officer (C.F.O.) at NerdWallet. In this role, she led the company through its I.P.O. in 2021, marking a major milestone in her career. Ms. StClair is actively involved in initiatives that promote financial literacy and education, believing in the transformative power of financial knowledge to empower individuals and communities. With a career spanning over two decades in Finance and technology, Ms. StClair brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role. 

Before joining NerdWallet, Ms. StClair held C.F.O. positions in renowned financial and tech companies such as PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), and StubHub, where she encountered rapid growth and challenging macroeconomic situations. Her leadership has been instrumental and strategic in driving growth, optimizing financial performance, and fostering innovation within the organizations she has served. Ms. StClair is also known for her visionary leadership style, ability to be resourceful and adaptable, and commitment to fostering a culture of transparency, accountability, and collaboration. 

Ms. StClair holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University and has completed the M.B.A. program at Duke University. Outside of her professional endeavors, she was formerly a competitive basketball player for Stanford, known as one of the top 3-point shooters in the nation.