John Donovan
CEOWheat Financial (US)
John Donovan is CEO of Wheat Financial (US). Wheat is a pioneer in mobile finance in China with over 9 million customers and $8 billion in originations. John is responsible for launching the platform in the US, initially targeting Chinese students and others based on potential for success rather than credit history.

Prior to Wheat, he was on the founding team of LendingClub and served in multiple roles through 2012, including EVP, COO and Board Member. Prior to LendingClub, John spent two years as Chief Product and COO at BorderFree, and 17 years at MasterCard in multiple roles, including 5 years in Belgium managing global debit products. Between LendingClub and Wheat, John worked on the restructuring side of Fintech with CircleBack Lending and Bizfi, and on the investing side as a partner at venture fund Finsight, as well as an advisor and board member to various start-ups.