Aaron Patzer received his undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering. He is the visionary behind Mint.com, one of the first and most successful websites to offer a free, automatic and secure way for people to manage and save money online.
Aaron founded Mint in 2006 when he was 25 and served as its CEO. He acted after becoming frustrated by how long it took to organize his personal finances with traditional computer-based programs. After obtaining a master's degree in electrical engineering from Princeton, Patzer quit his day job and spent seven months building his future company’s database and interface.
Patzer launched Mint.com at a TechCrunch conference in September 2008 and won the $50K first prize. He was subsequently featured in Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” feature. In 2009, Mint.com was purchased for $170M by Intuit, which Patzer joined as a vice president of product innovation. As of March 2012, Mint.com has more than 7 million users.