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Charisse Conanan Johnson, CFA (chartered financial analyst), is an investing wealth expert, business strategist, writer, public speaker and TV personality.
Charisse is a Partner and Head of the Advisory Practice at Next Street, a mission-oriented advisory firm that is revolutionizing how capital, customers, and services are provided to entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Charisse is also the creator of the Charisse Says platform, where she actively blogs and has also produced the Charisse Says Show and Charisse Says Online Academy, where she makes investing simple, easy, and fun. Charisse has also been featured as a financial expert on FOX News and Experian. Charisse is a financial contributor to the Huffington Post and American Express OPEN Forum. She has pursued a life of purpose by investing in financial markets, teaching, building businesses, and stepping out on faith.
Charisse is also a General Partner for the Bulldog Innovation Group, a venture fund focused on Yale alums investing in entrepreneurs with a Yale affiliation.
Prior to launching the Charisse Says platform, Charisse was Founder and CEO of www.smarteys.com, a web-app that helped college grads manage their finances. Prior to building Smarteys, Charisse was a Vice President at JPMorgan Asset Management in New York City. She conducted stock market research as a generalist, and her research covered 18% of the $10billion JPMorgan Mid Cap Value Fund.
Charisse is also a graduate of Yale University and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She loves building relationships, traveling, sports, and exploring the world through international cuisine. Charisse resides in Chicago with her husband and daughter.