Babak is Vice President, Head of National Business Development for Acorns. He is responsible for all partnerships associated with Acorns’ Found Money product, which links customers to over 350 top brands that invest in their futures. Found Money partners include: Nike, AirBnB, Lyft, Apple, and Expedia, which have collectively invested more than $4MM into customers’ Acorns Core accounts.
Babak has nearly 20 years of experience in business development and advertising sales. He has a proven track record of creating revenue-generating partnerships for world-class companies across various media and business platforms. Prior to Acorns, Babak spent over five years at Apple spearheading the advertising sales and partnerships efforts in the western region. He has also led business development teams at MTV and MySpace. Babak current serves as a board advisor to music influencer start-up, BYGMUSIC, is a business mentor for undergraduate students at USC’s Marshall School of Business, and volunteers for Heal the Bay. He graduated with a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Southern California and currently resides in Orange County with his wife and three beautiful daughters.