John Donovan

Co-Founder & Head of Marketplace
Charm Solutions

John is a financial technology veteran with global experience at start-ups, as well as established Fortune 50 companies. John is co-founder, President and CRO for CHARM Solutions – an AI powered platform that ingests SMB data and provides Scoring, Insights, Benchmarking and a solutions Marketplace. Our mission is helping businesses prosper.

As a co-founder, COO and Board Member of Lending Club, John played a critical role in raising initial start-up capital and A/B round financing, built and managed credit risk, finance, treasury and overall operations. John co-founded OfferBoard – a JOBS act company which helped businesses raise equity via crowd funding.

As a venture capital partner with Finsight Ventures John identified investment opportunities and represented the company as a board member of portfolio companies. John restructured the inefficient operations of a highly levered SMB lender, Bizfi, and assisted with the wind down and sale of assets. In association with Wheat Financial, John built a Chinese blockchain-based lead generation platform which helped partners monetize their user base and enabled advertisers to accurately target customers.

While at MasterCard, John launched new products resulting in 200M+ new cards, $200M+ in incremental revenue and over $20B in card spending in 40+ countries. In addition to working in headquarters, John spent 5 years managing debit products for a MasterCard joint-venture based in Belgium.
John is active on the boards of Kickfurther and