John is co-founder and president of Swiss Finance + Technology Association, the centre of gravity fostering the development of Swiss FinTech ecosystem. He is also co-founder, CFO, and board member of a reinsurance startup which works with alternative asset managers. Previously, John was responsible for establishing FinTech scouting activities as part of the innovation department at Credit Suisse, ultra-high net worth clients at UBS Canada, and institutional clients at TD Asset Management. John studied Philosophy at Wilfrid Laurier University before obtaining an MBA from Said Business School (Oxford) and the CFA designation. He is a Canadian/British national who has lived in Switzerland for the past five years.