John Higginson is the CTO at Enova, a large publicly-traded Chicago FinTech company that’s extended over $20B in credit to customers worldwide. At Enova, John is responsible for driving the company’s technology strategy to leverage advanced digital experiences and data science to deliver on its mission to help hard-working people access fast, trustworthy credit. Prior to Enova, John served as the CTO for FTD, Wheels, and Applied Systems. John is a frequent writer and speaker on technology, leadership, and DEI. His work has been featured in Forbes, DisruptHR, and the Chicago Women in Tech Conference. Beyond his work at Enova, John serves on the board of the Illinois Technology Association and is a member, investor, and advisor with HPA.
We sat down with John to learn more about his approach to his work, his advice for entrepreneurs, and the legacy he wants to leave.