John Waupsh is the founder of, a platform that we will be diving into heavily during this episode. Prior to founding Nerve, John spent 15 years leading Product Management, R&D and User Experience at Kasasa, a fintech company serving over 800 banks and credit unions and millions of consumers nationwide. Innovations under John’s leadership have earned Kasasa four Finovate “Best of Show” titles, recognition in Fast Company’s “10 Most Innovative Companies in Finance,” and standing in the FinTech Top 100. Previously, John founded FIRST ROI, which was the first company to drive online business for community banks and credit unions. It was acquired in 2010 by BancVue (Kasasa), which was acquired in 2015 by Riverside Partners. John runs two music labels, including the Preservation Project, which restores and releases lost music from the 1920s to 1980s. John is a keynote speaker in financial technology, a Fintech consultant, and his book, Bankruption: How Community Banking Can Survive Fintech, is available on Amazon.

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