Before the age of fintech, teenagers would usually open bank accounts at the same bank their parents did. I remember at the age of 12 being thrilled at having my very own bank account that even paid interest. It was a coming of age that felt big to me.
John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.