Aparna Chennapragada, a 12-year Google veteran, will now be working with Robinhood as chief product officer, according to a Wednesday post on its company blog.
“Robinhood has built a uniquely accessible product that has opened up the financial markets to millions of people,” said Chennapragada, per the post.
“I spent my career at Google building products that help billions of people in their everyday lives. So I couldn’t be more excited to join Robinhood and help more people build their financial future and personal wealth.”
At Google, Chennapragada was in charge of product, engineering and design teams across Google Search.
Robinhood CEO and Co-founder Vlad Tenev said he had been “Immediately struck by her passion for our product and delivering exceptional value to our customers” and that he looked forward to working with her to “Build delightful product experiences and work towards democratizing finance for all.”
The investor interest in Robinhood appears to have overcome the company’s chaotic beginning of the year.
As hordes of retail investors rushed to raise the prices of “Meme apps” like GameStop and AMC, Robinhood said it had to stop trading on some of those apps to right the market.