Chief Executive Officer | Co-Founder, Prosper Inc.
Ethan Willis is one of the founding partners of Prosper Inc (www.prospering.com). He's served as the company's CEO since its inception in 1999. Under his leadership, Prosper has mentored over 75,000 students in over eighty countries.
Ethan coauthored the #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times business bestselling book The One Minute Entrepreneur with his friend and mentor Ken Blanchard and with Don Hutson. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, has founded or cofounded six businesses in the past twelve years, and has employed over 5,000 people during that span.
Ethan has been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young, and a Top 100 Entrepreneur by Vspring, and his companies have been recognized as one of the best places to work in Utah. Ethan's work in the field of entrepreneurship has been published in Business Week, USA Today, Fox News, and various other publications. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the Owner President Management Program at Harvard University, and is an alumni of the Harvard Business School.
Ethan and his wife Ashley have five wonderful and active children they thoroughly enjoy