Robinhood Welcomes Aparna Chennapragada as First Chief Product Officer
Aparna joins our executive leadership team
We’re excited to share that Aparna Chennapragada is joining Robinhood as our first Chief Product Officer overseeing all of product, design and research. Aparna is a tech industry veteran and brings over 20 years of experience in product development, design and strategy. Her leadership will help us continue to build products that make finance more accessible and meet the needs of a new generation of investors.
Aparna joins us after 12 years of leadership at Google, where she led product, engineering and design teams, across Google Search, Shopping and AR. She was most recently Vice President for Consumer Shopping, and the lead for AR and visual search products. Prior to this, she was the Technical Assistant to the CEO, where she shaped the company’s product strategy and was a trusted advisor to Google’s leadership on company-wide initiatives. Throughout her tenure at Google, she led multiple product efforts in Google Assistant, Search and YouTube.
“Robinhood has built a uniquely accessible product that has opened up the financial markets to millions of people,” said Aparna Chennapragada, incoming CPO of Robinhood. “I spent my career at Google building products that help billions of people in their everyday lives. So I couldn’t be more excited to join Robinhood and help more people build their financial future and personal wealth.”
“When I met Aparna, I was immediately struck by her passion for our product and delivering exceptional value to our customers,” said Vlad Tenev, CEO and Co-Founder of Robinhood. “The vision for what Robinhood could do for the world became even clearer. I look forward to learning from Aparna as we build delightful product experiences and work towards democratizing finance for all.”