Director of Data ScienceZestFinance
John Candido is the Director of Data Science at ZestFinance. Since joining the company as a data scientist in 2012, John has worked on all of the startup’s major underwriting models and partnerships, most notably working with companies like JD.com, Baidu, and Ford Motor Credit in addition to many other domestic and international banks and lenders. John has also played a major role in creating the framework for the company’s ZAML (Zest Automated Machine Learning) software tools. John is a Kaggle Competitions Master, having placed among the top 100 data scientists in the world. John has a B.A. in finance from Hofstra University and a M.S. in psychology from Chapman University.