About Us

Magnifi Communities is a collection of investing communities. Each of our communities helps the others better serve individual investors so they can find the best financial products, strategies, education, and advice.  

Working together, and using relationships with the rest of TIFIN, Magnifi Communities can create a deeper understanding of what best serves our investing users and even connect them with tools and services that extend their knowledge and ability to act on that knowledge.

We believe that investing expertise, combined with data analysis and tools, levels the playing field for individual investors and democratizes investing intelligence beyond just “access.”

Meet the Team

Ian Rosen

Ian Rosen

CEO

Following 15 years helping financial services firms build tools to better integrate financial data, Ian transitioned to consumer media, becoming GM of MarketWatch, Inc., one of the largest multi-channel financial media brands globally. After MarketWatch, Ian co-founded Even Financial, now the premier platform to provide customizable financial product offers. Following two years as CEO of Even, Ian left to become CEO of Stocktwits, Inc., the largest social network for investing and trading with more than three million members. While there, Ian extended the platform by launching Trade App, the first FINRA approved broker-dealer with social features. Ian graduated with highest honors from The University of Michigan, and currently serves on the External Advisory Board of the UM School of Information. He also serves as a mentor to fintech founders through Techstars, and to returning US military veterans through American Corporate Partners.

Adam Mesh started his career as a day trader in the 90s, as electronic trading…

Brett Klasko is the founder of Investors Alley, an interactive financial media company…

Dave Maher is a founder of INO.com and responsible for site development and strategic…

JC Parets is the founder of All Star Charts and is one of the most widely followed…

JJ Bezalel is the head of Wealthpop. He has over 16 years of experience in financial…

Steve Reitmeister is the head of StockNews, bringing nearly 40 years of experience…

Taylor Becker is the VP of Operations and has 10+ years of experience in the financial services industry…

Robert Checchia is the VP of Finance and has +15 
years of experience in Corporate Finance…

Claire Wachter has almost 20 years of experience in financial services and digital media…

Backed by TIFIN

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At TIFIN, our mission is to make investing a more powerful driver of financial wellbeing. TIFIN builds engaging experiences through powerful AI and investment-driven personalization. We leverage the combined power of investment intelligence, data science, and technology to make investing a more engaging experience and a more powerful driver of financial wellbeing.

Dr. Vinay Nair

Dr. Vinay Nair

Chairman

Dr. Vinay Nair is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of The TIFIN Group, a platform to conceive, create and operate fintech companies in wealth and investments that are shaping the future of investor experience. He was also the Founder and Chairman of 55ip, which was successfully sold to JPMorgan Chase, and continues as a special advisor to the CEO of JP Morgan’s Asset Management Business helping them think through the introduction of fintech within their businesses. A serial entrepreneur, investor and academic, Vinay has started several companies in financial services linking investments and technology (55ip, Magnifi, Clout, Positivly, Louise) as well as started and managed a quantitative hedge fund (Ada Investments). He is also a founding member of Pulse Agri Investments, a platform to invest and transfer leading ag-science and ag-tech solutions from Israel to the rest of the world. As a finance faculty member at Wharton, with teaching experience at schools such as MIT and Columbia, he focuses on venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship. He is also a recognized expert in the areas of sustainable and responsible investing and has written “Investing for Change”, a book published in 2008 by Oxford University Press. His academic background includes a PhD in Financial Economics from the Stern School of Business at NYU with an award for the best thesis, and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras with the Governor’s Gold Medal, an award for all-round excellence.

Our Brands

Adam Mesh

Adam Mesh

Chief Innovation Officer & Founder of WealthPop

Adam Mesh started his career as a day trader in the ’90s as electronic trading revolutionized the markets. Mesh has been recognized by Fortune Magazine for an uncanny streak of successful trading and has appeared on every major financial media outlet. He created The Adam Mesh Trading Group (AMTG) – bringing options and trading strategies to the everyday individual trader. 

Mesh believes that the key to stock market success is to keep the strategies simple enough so that they can be repeated. Mesh is a partner at Magnifi Communities and an investor in TIFIN – where he identifies and partners with financial media companies that maintain a strong brand and feature unique content.

Brett Klasko

Brett Klasko​

Head of Investors Alley

Brett Klasko is the founder of Investors Alley, an interactive financial media company he started at the age of 13 while in middle school. Investors Alley publishes award-winning investing information and produces one of the hottest pieces of fintech software available today.

Prior to running Investors Alley, Brett worked in marketing with the Philadelphia Eagles and was one of the youngest interns ever hired at Morgan Stanley.

Brett is a graduate of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, where he was the President of the Goizueta Investment Club. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Emory Center for Alternative Investments. Brett is also a member of the UNICEF Leadership Circle.

Dave Maher

David Maher

Chief Technology Officer & Head of INO.com

David Maher is a founder of INO.com.

He is responsible for site development and strategic planning for INO.com’s online platform. A computer engineer with 25 years of experience in the financial publishing technology sector, Dave has a background in personalization and managing large datasets.

Dave is a graduate of Bucknell University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering and a field of concentration in Economics.

Dave has been creating Internet applications since 1993, and created the CRAYON site, which was the first customized news service on the World Wide Web, voted “Best of Net” by PC World, Snap Online, BusinessWeek, and NetGuide. He has also authored AccessWatch, one of the most popular web traffic analysis software packages.

Dave has also acted as a consultant for Firefly Network, Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper, Deana Carter, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Microsoft, Global One, Sprint, The WELL, and many more in the National Capital and Silicon Valley areas before starting the INO.com and MarketClub services.

Outside of the financial sector, Dave enjoys being a youth leader, working with his local Community Foundation, participating in motorsports, and living on a farm with his family outside of Washington, DC.

JC Parets

JC Parets

Head of All Star Charts

JC Parets is the founder of All Star Charts and is one of the most widely followed Technical Analysts in the world. All Star Charts is a research platform for both professional and retail investors covering US and International stocks, interest rates, commodities, forex and crypto markets.

In 2008, JC earned his Chartered Market Technician designation (CMT). His work has been featured regularly on Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business, ABC, CNN, Wall Street Journal and many other financial media outlets around the world. You will often see JC as a speaker at some of the top investing conferences and has also been invited to speak at Harvard, Duke, NYU, University of Chicago and Hong Kong Baptist University among other institutions about Technical Analysis and Behavioral Finance. JC specializes in finding the most opportunistic risk vs reward propositions while at the same time bringing a top/down approach to the marketplace whose wide spectrum is rivaled by few.

In 2017, JC Launched Technical Analysis Radio, a podcast dedicated to Technical Analysis and the Technicians who practice it. When he is not looking at Charts, JC enjoys playing and watching sports, good food and good wine. He splits time between New York City, Miami and Sonoma Valley but also does his best to travel the world speaking to investors from different cultures, always striving to become a wiser investor. 

JJ Bezalel

JJ Bezalel

Head of Wealthpop

Johnathan (JJ) Bezalel has over 16+ years of experience in financial publishing, marketing and operations. During this time, JJ and Adam Mesh have worked together to build several financial publishing services and companies, now known as WealthPop. JJ has been the key player in growing WealthPop through lead acquisition and revenue generation.

Steve Reitmeister

Steve Reitmeister

Head of StockNews & Chief Operating Officer

Steve Reitmeister is the head of StockNews, bringing 40 years of experience to help individual investors find outperformance. For the better part of the past two decades, Steve was the Editor-in-Chief of Zacks.com where millions of investors enjoyed his timely market insights. His commentary has also been featured on other leading investment websites, including Yahoo Finance, SeekingAlpha, CNNMoney and MarketWatch.

Steve has an MBA from DePaul University and B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin (Go Badgers!). 

Taylor Becker

Taylor Becker

VP of Operations

Taylor has 10+ years of experience in the financial services industry, managing high-level strategic projects and startup operations.

Robert Checchia

Robert Checchia

VP of Finance

Robert has +15 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Advisory, Investment Banking, and Business Strategy roles in publicly traded companies and private equity-backed groups.

His areas of expertise include financial analysis, general business management, design and implementation of strategic plans to improve overall performance and value creation within companies.  

Claire Wachter

Claire Wachter

Head of Partnerships

Claire has almost 20 years of experience in financial services and digital media and has held strategy, partnership, and business development roles at TheStreet, Dow Jones, and Bloomberg.

At Amazon, Claire ran business development for the news vertical at the App Store during the launch of FireTV, Fire Phone and Alexa.

Claire holds an MBA from Wharton and a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.