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John Higginson

John Higginson

Chief Technology Officer

John is the Chief Technology Officer at Enova International, a large publicly-traded FinTech company based in Chicago that’s extended over $20B in credit to customers across the globe. 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.

In addition to his work at Enova, John is a member of the board of directors for the Illinois Technology Association, and a member, investor, and advisor with Hyde Park Angels. He also serves an adjunct professor at Lewis University teaching MBA courses on technology, business ethics, and entrepreneurship.

John is a frequent writer and speaker on D&I, technology, leadership: He has spoken at the Chicago Women in Tech Conference, ARA, DisruptHR, and TechWeek. His writing has been featured in Forbes and ITA as well as Enova’s own blog.

Prior to Enova, John served as the CTO for FTD Companies, Wheels, and Applied Systems. Flowers, cars, insurance, and money: proof that technology powers every facet of our lives.

John holds a B.A. from Northern Illinois University and M.S. in IT and Privacy Law, with honors from The John Marshall Law School.



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