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Updated by Trevor Rasmussen on Sep 09, 2014
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Top FinTech Leaders

Here is a list of the top thought leaders in the FinTech space

Ron Shevlin

Shevlin is the author of several books including Snarketing 2.0 which spawned his highly regarded blog of the same name. He’s a frequent keynote and breakout speaker at events such as BAI Retail Delivery, Forrester Finance Forum, and even Deluxe Exchange 2015. While he’ll present it with his patented snarky take, his insights are usually spot on…especially when in the marketing arena.

You can follow Shevlin on Twitter and LinkedIn.

JP Nicols

With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Nicols' insights have been published in some of the industry's top media outlets, including American Banker, Investment News and Bank Innovation. Nicols tracks, predicts and provides perspective on industry innovations and FinTech trends. He is also co-founder of Bank Innovators’ Council and on the advisory board of NextBankUSA.

Follow him on Twitter, LinkedIn, or through his blog. Nicols is also an active blogger on Forward Banker.


Brad Leimer

Brad Leimer

Leading digital channel strategy for Mechanics Bank, Leimer focuses on developing and integrating technology to improve the client experience and enhance profitability of digital channels. A respected writer and speaker on banking technology trends, he blogs about FinTech, web development, marketing and more.

You can also follow Leimer on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Brett King

The innovator behind the world's first downloadable bank account, King is also a bestselling author and radio show host. In 2012, American Banker named him Innovator of the Year. He’s behind the popular book and now internet radio show, Breaking Banks where he talks with some of the best and brightest in the industry.

Catch his edgy insights on Twitter, LinkedIn, or on his blog Banking4Tomorrow.

Jim Bruene

Bruene has been on the leading edge of FinTech since 1994, when the online banking industry was just beginning to take off. His company launched the Finovate conference series in 2007 to highlight emerging technologies, products and innovative companies. Bruene continues to be a leading voice in FinTech.

You can follow his insights on NetBanker, Twitter, LinkedIn, or the Online Banking Report.

Chris Skinner

Chief executive of Balatro Ltd., and co-founder of, Skinner has built a reputation for forward-thinking in the financial services industry. He's a regular commentator on banking trends on media ranging from the BBC to Bloomberg, and has delivered keynote presentations at a variety of industry forums.

Blogging on the Financial Services Club site, Skinner provides insight into digital banking and FinTech trends. You can follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Sam Maule

Maule brings a no-nonsense edge to FinTech, and adroitly uses social media to preach his message of practical innovation. On his blog, you'll find a refreshing blend of trend information, as well as insight into the latest technologies and how FIs are using them.

You can also follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Jim Marous

Jim Marous

Marous is an acclaimed FI strategist and author. Companies around the world turn to him for guidance on how to use data to drive results, including acquisition, engagement, building greater share of wallet and customer retention. He's been in the industry as long as I can remember and has really grown into one of the great minds in the industry.

He began teaming with The Financial Brand in 2013 to create Retail Banking Strategies by Jim Marous. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.