Leadership Team 2018-07-17T15:00:29+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. 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 is an essential member of the economic team, Mark has covered economic and financial topics as a financial journalist for the past twenty years. Recently he has specialized in covering such topics as corporate profits, manufacturing, and consumer attitude surveys, as well as capital goods and retail sales.

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, Director of Data

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.

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