Ours to build

At M1, we’re rethinking what’s possible with personal finance. Our impressive product is the direct result of our excellent team and strong work culture.

We keep the best company

Because we aim to give every employee the support they need to thrive, create a collaborative environment, and encourage personal ownership in every aspect of M1, we’re proudly a 2022 Inc. Best Workplaces Winner.

How we do it: Our values

We know that financial well-being has a dramatic impact on an individual’s quality of life. We are passionate about helping people in this domain.

We are responsible for the results to our clients, teammates, and shareholders. We own everything in our domain that affects these results.

Thinking small is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Thinking big inspire results. We would rather fail at the meaningful than succeed at the trivial.

We want to do more than we possibly can. We are disciplined with the use of our precious people, time and money. That means saying no to a lot of good ideas so we can focus on the most important thing.

Our clients and partners rely on us to do the right thing. This trust must never be broken.

We do what’s needed to deliver the intended results. Whether that requires disciplined process or scrappy implementation, we find a way.

We work collaboratively to achieve more. We respect, trust, and support one another.

We use simple and clear communication to share information so that people have the context to make good decisions.

Something is better than nothing. We make incremental improvements on our path towards perfection. Crawl, walk, run, and then sprint.

We understand that any big goal comes with ambiguity, change, and setbacks. We adapt and keep going.

Our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion

M1 is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate different experiences and we’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at all levels of the company. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Our employees and leaders set aside company time to tackle DEI projects and achieve goals every quarter through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including:

  • Mental Health at M1
  • Pride at M1
  • Black at M1
  • SomosM1
  • Women at M1

As well as DEI Task Forces like:

  • Internal education
  • Recruiting
  • Community involvement


  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • Stock options for all employees
  • Retirement benefit with employer match
  • $500 to spend on home office equipment while working from home
  • Team outings, celebrations, and events
  • Transparent and open communication
  • Office in the Loop with a Game Room and Gym
2023 workplace awards

Best places to work in Chicago