Brad Yankiver


Principal, Chief of Staff

Brad Yankiver is a Principal and Chief of Staff at Motive Partners, with experience executing on ambitious and innovative initiatives at leading financial institutions and high-growth start-ups.


Brad began his career at Goldman Sachs, serving in a range of capacities over seven years which culminated to his leading product development for the Derivatives Clearing Services business as a Vice President with the firm.

In the wake of the Dodd-Frank act, Brad worked with senior leaders to develop the firm’s interest rate and credit derivatives clearing business. Brad also led major initiatives including developing and launching several new service offerings for the business’s largest institutional clients and reengineering of the business’s margin and collateral management processes.

In 2014, Brad joined nascent San Francisco start-up SimplyInsured to use technology to transform health insurance for small businesses. Brad worked to expand the company’s footprint nationwide and increase recurring revenue more than ten-fold, enabling the company to raise its Series A financing.

Brad earned a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University in Policy & Management.

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