John joined Global Holdings in June 2019 as President, CEO and Board Member, and is now leading Global’s mission to make the world a better place one person at a time by supporting consumers on their journey back to financial health.
A seasoned FinTech executive, John was drawn into the venture-backed technology world by InterTrans Logistics Solutions Limited, an early provider of supply chain management software. After the acquisition of InterTrans by i2 Technologies Inc., John began his FinTech journey and became President and CEO of one of the earliest venture-backed cryptocurrency start-ups, eCash Technologies Inc., which was acquired by InfoSpace Inc. (now Blucora Inc. NASDAQ: BCOR). Next, he became President and CEO of ISD Corporation, a venture-backed payment processor acquired by ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW).
After ISD, John joined Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) as President of the Risk and Compliance Division, providing transactional and portfolio risk management solutions to banks around the globe. After five years at Fiserv, he joined Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) as President of the Financial Services Segment and helped transform a 100-year-old check business into a diversified fintech business, fueled by multiple acquisitions.
John also serves as board member of Abrigo Inc., an Accel-KKR FinTech.
A dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, John studied business at Queen’s University, received a law degree from the University of Western Ontario and a master’s of intellectual property law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.