Denver, Colorado – August 3, 2020 – Income Lab announced today the appointment of Derek Tharp, Lead Researcher and Speaker at Kitces.com, to Senior Advisor and member of the Income Lab Board of Advisors.
“We are excited to welcome Derek to our team. He brings years of experience as an academic researcher and as a practitioner,” said Johnny Poulsen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “Derek is a significant addition who will provide thoughtful insights and research to our advisor base.”
As a Senior Advisor, Mr. Tharp will spearhead thought-leadership content creation focused on retirement planning research. He will also act as a corporate advisor, providing additional guidance to organizational decision making, and be closely involved in the continued development of the Income Lab flagship retirement income planning technology.
“We’ve taken a highly academic approach to the development of our technology,” said Justin Fitzpatrick, Chief Technology Officer (CTO). “We believe Derek’s background and extensive research in our field of business will add a fresh perspective and valuable insights to the team.”
In addition to his work at Income Lab, Mr. Tharp is also an assistant professor of finance at the University of Southern Maine and president of Conscious Capital, Inc. He regularly blogs for The Wall Street Journal and Nerd’s Eye View. His research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Planning, Journal of Retirement, Financial Planning Review, Journal of Personal Finance, and Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning.
Income Lab is a Denver-based retirement income planning and management platform that leverages cutting-edge data science and research to improve retirement income planning. Income Lab’s innovative web- and API-based platform combines deep pools of market and economic data with sophisticated retirement income strategies. The platform allows financial professionals to deliver better retirement income outcomes, while also streamlining ongoing plan monitoring and management.
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