Leadership Team 2018-09-13T08:33:05+00:00

Michael Milmoe, President

Michael Milmoe has over 25 years of Financial Technology experience, having worked with such companies as Advent Software, JPMorgan, US Bank and Advisor Software, Inc. In addition, he has consulted for many start-ups and private equity companies. Mr. Milmoe is a graduate of Cornell University and played baseball professionally in Australia, Europe, and the US. He was the National Nigerian Baseball head coach and led the team to the World Youth Championships during his tenure. He is the father of 3 children, survived Malaria twice and has run the Boston Marathon 3 times.

Anne Picker, Chief Economist

Anne Picker is Chief Economist and architect of our content strategies for educating investors. Her passion is the international markets. Anne began monitoring global conditions before it became fashionable and thrives on helping investors understand the importance of integrating a global perspective into investment strategies. Anne has a BS in BA from Rutgers University and her MBA and ABD in economic growth from New York University. She taught a highly popular online global investing class at the University of Illinois. Anne is the author of the book, “International Economic Indicators and Central Banks”, published by John Wiley & Sons in 2007.

Mark Pender, Senior Editor

Mark Pender began his career at Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste where he covered U.S. economic news for the German market. Moving to Market News International, he covered economics and also created and compiled proprietary U.S. economic reports on capital goods, retail trade, and job openings. Mark has also worked as a Latin American desk editor for Dow Jones Newswires and was New York Bureau Chief for AFX news where his work was published in the Financial Times and International Herald Tribune. He has had a nearly 20-year association with Econoday moving to his current post of Senior Editor in 2015. Mark is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a BA English and Claremont Graduate School with an MA in English. Furthermore, he earned his FMA Film from the University of Southern California and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Jeremy Hawkins, Senior European Economist

After four years working as an econometric modeller and economic forecaster at the Bank of England, Jeremy spent almost twenty years on the trading floor of Bank of America’s European headquarters in London. Initially as Chief Economist for Europe and subsequently as Head of European FX short-term interest rate strategy, his primary role was to provide expert on-the-spot analysis of market-moving statistics and events and their implications for asset prices. He joined Econoday in 2007 as their senior European economist and since 2005 has lectured at London Financial Studies on the impact on economic data on financial markets.

Alana Kleinberger, General Manager / Director of Business Development

Alana Kleinberger joined Econoday in 2017 as the General Manager / Director of Business Development. Alana oversees the day to day operations of Econoday and functions as the Relationship Manager across the vast spectrum of Econoday clients.

Alana has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently in FinTech. As the Manager of Business Development at ASI, Alana helped to grow their cloud platform enabling financial advisors and wealth management companies with digital solutions. Prior to ASI, Alana was with Bloomberg where she managed the terminal business at a large financial institution.

Alana began her career in the Real Estate Business Advisory Services group at PwC where she managed the CMBS side of the business. She is a graduate of Penn State University.

Catherine Varnau, Director of Human Resources and Accounting

Catherine Varnau received both a BS and BA degree from Purdue University in Psychology and Sociology. After moving to Chicago, she received an MBA from De Paul University with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting.

Professional career includes consulting in operations, accounting, and benefit plans with a wide variety of clients and industries while working for consulting firms such as Hewitt Associates and PricewaterhouseCooper. She has worked at Econoday, Inc. since 2009

After 20 years in Chicago, she moved to Berkeley, CA. She now has two adult sons. Catherine and her family enjoy going to music events and festivals and traveling in the US and internationally.

Ken Partridge, Chief Technology Officer

Ken Partridge has decades of experience with big data, whether it’s in Hollywood, Silicon Valley or Wall Street.

From movie reviews and theatre show times and disseminating gigabytes of streaming chat data to getting economic numbers to millions of people, the art of efficiently, quickly via cost-effective methods has always been the top priority.

Ken has worked with startups from the incubator stage to release an expansion, successfully curating the user’s data experience every step of the way.

Dwight Moberg, Manager of Quality Assurance

Dwight has been responsible for quality assurance of Econoday products since 1998. He has had a 40-year career in aerospace program management. His combined budget of projects totaled nearly $200 million, which included reaction control engines for the Apollo spacecraft and high-power chemical lasers.

Dwight has degrees from the University of Illinois, B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering (cum laude) as well as the California Institute of Technology, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Jet Propulsion). Dwight served in the Military as a USAF Nuclear Weapons Officer, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired Reserve). Dwight’s hobbies include Running (28 marathons), photography and worldwide travel. Dwight is Married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

His dedicated efforts in qualification assurance over the years have enhanced Econoday’s reputation as a producer of quality products and the same efforts will be devoted to new products as they are developed.

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