Brightscope with Mike Alfred

BrightScopeTM, Inc. is an independent provider of 401k ratings and financial intelligence to plan sponsors, advisors, and participants in all 50 states. Our mission is to increase the retirement security of America 's workforce by bringing transparency and efficiency to the 401k plan market. We maintain a comprehensive database of information on the 401k plan market and add additional value and insight by quantitatively rating each 401k plan across critical metrics. BrightScopeTM empowers plan sponsors to quickly and accurately determine the optimal structure for their 401k plan and choose the providers that provide the most value for the fees they charge. BrightScope is the only 401k analytics firm that is truly independent and does not accept compensation in the form of revenue sharing from mutual fund companies or plan providers. BrightScope is aligned with plan sponsors and seeks to avoid conflicts that will jeopardize its ability to give its clients unbiased advice. BrightScope is not a fiduciary under ERISA.


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Mike Alfred
CEO/Co-Founder, BrightScope

Mike is Co-Founder and CEO of BrightScope and responsible for the strategic vision and leadership of the company.  Previously, Mike was the Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager of Alfred Capital Management LLC, an independent registered investment firm located in La Jolla, CA.  He has been a financial advisor and portfolio manager since 2003.  Mike is a dynamic thinker capable of developing and implementing cutting-edge business models and effective marketing strategies.  He is also a proven relationship builder who excels at establishing key partnerships.  A noted and quoted 401k and financial expert, Mike has appeared on CNBC, ABC News, Fox Business News, National Public Radio and in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, US News and World Report, CNN/Money Magazine, SmartMoney,, Pensions and Investments, Employee Benefit Adviser, and The San Diego Business Journal. In addition to his work endeavors, Mike and his brother, BrightScope President Ryan Alfred, teach financial literacy to minority students through the Links Achievers Program, the Pathways to College Network, and Jack and Jill of America.  Mike and Ryan also teach the Stock Market Game to high school students at Cathedral Catholic High School and mentor entrepreneurs at the Founder Institute.  He sits on the Board of the San Diego Software Industry Council and received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University.


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