Alexandria Va. — December 19, 2016 —The Motley Fool Holdings, Inc., a financial services company dedicated to helping the world invest better, announced today that Teresa Kersten, head of Consumer Marketing at LinkedIn, has been elected to the company's Board of Directors.

"Teresa Kersten is a brilliant, energizing, and enthusiastic longtime Fool. I couldn't be more excited that she's joining our professional network to help the world invest—better," said Tom Gardner, Cofounder and CEO of The Motley Fool. "As we jingle our caps across the globe, we need to do a better job connecting authentically with veteran and future members of The Motley Fool. We're thankful Teresa has signed on to our Board to guide us."

"There is a passion that permeates the culture of The Motley Fool. It is evident the moment you walk in the door and you experience it with every Fool you meet," said Kersten. "I am inspired by their fearless attitude and openness to exploring new ideas and look forward to working alongside The Motley Fool as they help the world make better financial decisions."

Kersten brings to the table 25 years of experience designing and driving global marketing campaigns for leading technology companies including Apple—where she was the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Innovative Marketing—Intuit, Microsoft, Adobe Systems, and Juniper Networks.

At LinkedIn, Kersten leads the Consumer Marketing team responsible for developing marketing insights and product marketing strategy across web, mobile and subscription businesses and driving demand generation initiatives and product go to market plans.

For more information, contact Alison Southwick at asouthwick@fool.com.

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