Jp Nicols

CO-FOUNDER FINTECH FORGE

JP is a trusted advisor to companies from startups to the Fortune 500, a popular writer, and a top rated keynote speaker. He is often quoted in the media, and his name regularly appears on multiple lists as an influential thought leader, but what really drives him is helping people turn ideas into results.
JP and his groundbreaking work on innovation have been featured in some of the industry’s top publications, including Forbes, American Banker, Business Insider, The Financial Brand, BAI Banking Strategies, Investment News, and more. Adrienne earned her M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business with specializations in Economics and Management, her J.D. from Columbia University Law School, where she was a member of the Columbia Law Review, and her B.A. from Georgetown University, where she was a John Carroll Scholar and graduated with honors.
He is also cohost of Breaking Banks, the world’s #1 global fintech radio show and podcast created by fintech futurist and bestselling author Brett King. It is the flagship program for Provoke.fm Media, and the #1 business show on the VoiceAmerica network and on Provoke.fm Media.
He is the creator of the world’s first banking curriculum on fintech and innovation which has now been taught at leading graduate schools of banking. He is a top rated instructor at the Pacific Coast Banking School held at the University of Washington and the Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin. He has also taught at the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at SMU, and several other top industry education programs.
After spending 20 years as a part of the leadership team that grew a $6B regional bank into an industry leader with over $400B in assets, JP has been a pioneer working at the intersection of fintech and traditional financial services to help others turn ideas into results, and potential into performance.
JP is Cofounder of FinTech Forge, the industry leader in helping financial institutions build and leverage their innovation capacity through strategic fintech partnerships and investments, and the Alloy Labs Alliance, the world’s first memberdriven shared innovation lab and accelerator to help regional and community banks reduce risks, lower costs, and shorten the time between ideas and results..
He was also founder of the Bank Innovators Council, which is now as a part of Next Money, a global community committed to reinventing finance through design, innovation and entrepreneurship.
He has served in past leadership roles at top financial institutions, including as the first Chief Private Banking Officer for a top five U.S. bank, where he managed $7 billion in assets and $250 million in revenue. He was also a part of the team that built their first enterprise innovation program starting in 2007

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