John Higginson

Business and Financial Services Co-Chair

It all began with a Commodore 64…

John is the Chief Technology Officer at Enova International, a large publicly-traded FinTech company based in Chicago. At Enova, John is responsible for driving the company’s technology and product 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 and entrepreneurship.

Prior to Enova, John served as the CTO for FTD Companies, Wheels, and Applied Systems. Flowers, cars, insurance, and now 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 and is a frequent writer and speaker on diversity, technology, and leadership.

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