Bank Innovation Consultant JP Nicols

Bank innovation consultant JP Nicols is internationally recognized as a leading voice for innovation, strategy, and leadershipBank innovation consultant JP Nicols has been internationally recognized as a leading voice for innovation, strategy and leadership for the future of financial services, and his work has been featured in leading publications and conferences worldwide.

JP is a trusted advisor to companies from startups to the Fortune 500, a popular writer, a top rated speaker, and is often quoted in the press on video and in print. He has been named to several lists as an influential thought leader in financial services, including:

JP’s work has been featured in some of the industry’s top publications, including American Banker, The Financial Brand, BAI Banking Strategies, Investment News, Bank Innovation and many others. See examples here.

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After spending 20 years as a part of the leadership team growing a $6B regional bank into an industry leader with over $400B in assets, JP has been working as a bank innovation consultant at the intersection of fintech, innovation and financial services to help others turn potential into performance.

He is a Managing Director of the FinTech Forge, which extends the innovation capacity of financial institutions while dramatically lowering the cost and risk of innovation. He was also a 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 and innovation roles at top financial institutions, including as the first Chief Private Banking Officer for a top five U.S. bank. He is a highly rated instructor on fintech and innovation at the Pacific Coast Banking School graduate school of business held at the University of Washington, the Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin, and the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

He is also a popular recurring guest host of Breaking Banks, the world’s first global fintech radio show and podcast, and the flagship program for Provoke Media. With more than 5.5 million listeners from over 140 countries, it is the #1 business show on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio. In 2017 he launched his own show on Provoke, Serial Intrapreneur, which tells the stories of leaders who battle the status quo inside their own companies to innovate and drive change.

As a bank innovation consultant, JP has also been advisor to numerous early stage fintech companies and currently serves on the advisory board of Advizr. He previously served on the advisory board of Balance Financial and as Vice Chair of the board of Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.


From JP:

Unless reposted or otherwise noted, everything here is my own work and my own opinion, and it is copyrighted with all rights reserved. The thing I love most about being a bank innovation consultant is helping individuals and organizations move from potential to performance. I love helping great people build great businesses.

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Disclosures: This blog is free, and I write about things that I think will have value to my readers, period. Sometimes I am paid to attend an event or write about the activities of a company, but I try to make that clear, and I always maintain final editorial control. I do not post sponsored content created by others, and I do not sell my subscriber lists.

I generally have no financial interest in the companies or products I mention, and if I do I try to make that transparent. I or my companies, including, but not limited to Next Money and The FinTech Forge may do business, or seek to do business in the future with any person or company mentioned here. I usually use affiliate links for any books that I recommend. This means I may earn a small commission if you decide to buy the book, but I am not paid to promote any specific books.

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