Jimmy Chen is the Founder and CEO of Propel, creators of the Providers app, which is used by over 5 million Americans to manage their SNAP benefits and banking. Propel was founded through a fellowship at the Robin Hood Foundation, and has raised over $80m in venture capital funding from investors including the Financial Health Network, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Kevin Durant, and Serena Williams. In addition to his work at Propel, Jimmy is Vice Chair of Technology at the eGovernment Payments Council (an industry task force around the future of government payments), he was an advisor to President Biden’s Tech Transition Committee, and he has testified in front of Congress on the topic of modernizing America’s safety net. Prior to Propel, Jimmy was a Product Manager at LinkedIn and Facebook and studied Symbolic Systems at Stanford University.
Outside of work, Jimmy is a competitive ultimate frisbee player, a diehard fan of Kansas City sports, and an aspiring word game geek. Jimmy is based in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife and their dog.