Mint.com's founder hopes to refresh Intuit

Aaron Patzer, now an Intuit vice president following its acquisition of Mint.com, is now faced with uniting two distinctly different personal-finance software brands.

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As CES settled down in Las Vegas, I spoke with Mint.com founder and former CEO Aaron Patzer, now vice president and general manager of personal finance at Intuit following its $170 million acquisition of Mint last fall.

Patzer, who is 29, is tasked with uniting two distinctly different personal-finance software brands--the downloadable, established, desktop-oriented Quicken and the cloud-based, two-year-old Mint.com.

What's on your plate with regard to Quicken and Mint?
Patzer: Quicken Online will be going away, and we'll be migrating to Mint. There are 8,000 banks on Mint today, and another three or four thousand on Quicken. That's 12,000 banks in total, which is almost every bank and credit institution in the country.

Read more of "Five questions for: Aaron Patzer, VP and GM, Intuit; founder, Mint.com" at ZDNet's Between the Lines.