David Barrett

Founder & CEO 

| Expensify

David Barrett is the founder and CEO of Expensify. He started programming at the age of six and has been aspiring to become an expense report magnate ever since. David attended the University of Michigan where he worked in the Virtual Reality Lab before moving to Texas to write 3D graphics engines for the video game industry. Next, he moved to California to join Travis Kalanick in building Red Swoosh, a peer-to-peer file transfer technology, which was acquired by Akamai in 2007.

In 2008, David left Akamai to start Expensify and has since been relieving the world’s frustrations one expense report at a time. Under David’s leadership, and with remote employees around the globe, Expensify has grown into a platform with 10 million users (from solo entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies), processed over 1.1 billion transactions, and surpassed $100 billion processed worldwide. In 2019, Expensify made waves by becoming the smallest company ever to run a Super Bowl ad with its award-winning “Expensify This” campaign.

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