He has been privileged to lead, launch or co-found numerous companies. Passionate about innovation, his work and personal ventures have remained committed to advancing the industry forward and provide solutions to real needs.
Since co-founding both in 2000, John has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Open Lending, LLC and Lenders Protection, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Open Lending, LLC. In his role, John leads the Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Account Management divisions. He also manages the insurance carrier relationships that support the Lenders Protection program. Under his leadership, Open Lending has been named to the Austin Business Journal’s “FAST 50” list five times, recognizing the fastest growing private companies in Central Texas. The company has also been named to the “INC 5000” list of fastest growing private companies nationwide and been named a “Best Place to Work” in Central Texas three times.
John’s extensive background allows him a unique perspective for the industry. He brings diverse experience across financial institution leadership and operations, sales and marketing, and business development. He served for 12 years as Chief Executive Officer at Washington Gas Light Federal Credit Union in Springfield, VA. John was previously Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Good2cu.com. He formerly led Marketing at The Equitable where he spearheaded the design and execution of the firm’s national marketing program for the credit union industry.
A sought after expert in financial institution operations and profitability, John co-founded Objective Advisors, Inc., a registered Investment Advisory firm dedicated to providing objective financial management services exclusively to credit unions and banks nationwide. John also currently serves as President of IAS (Insurance Administrative Services, LLC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Open Lending, LLC.
In 2015, John co-founded The Finest Federal Credit Union, established to serve the police and law enforcement agencies of New York City. It became the first newly chartered credit union in years. John also co-founded and co-owned CU Mortgage, Inc. and Digital Settlement Services in the Washington, D.C. area. He served on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Area Credit Union Management Association, in Washington, D.C. for six years. During his tenure there, John was honored to serve as Board President and Vice President, each for one year. He served on the Virginia Leagues Dues and Budget Committee for two years.
John received his BA in Accounting from Bloomsburg University, in Bloomsburg, PA. He holds Property and Casualty insurance licenses in all 50 states. In his free time, John enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs and working with youth. He and his wife Michelle reside in Austin, TX.