Having accrued more than 20 years of senior-level management experience, garnering specific expertise in developing and executing business strategies for fintech and SaaS companies that focus on payments and banking software, Fasano is a true industry veteran. His hire represents the latest in a series of momentous events for VIVA Finance, which has boosted its number of loans given out each month by 6.5x since July 2020 — a nearly 37% month-over-month growth rate.
“John is a strategic leader with a proven ability to unify teams toward achieving a common goal,” VIVA Finance Co-Founder and CEO Jack Markwalter said. “We are confident that John’s extensive experience in the fintech and mobile banking space will enable VIVA to fulfill its mission of equipping consumers with the tools to achieve financial freedom.”
Prior to signing on with VIVA Finance, Fasano served as Chief Executive Officer for VoApps, Inc. There, he was tasked with developing short- and long-term strategy and direction, driving continued growth and business expansion, identifying future opportunities and leveraging expertise in rapidly growing companies, and more. He also served as CFO for Gro Solutions, Inc., ControlScan, and FirstView Financial, among a host of other senior leadership roles.
“I am honored to be named CFO and join VIVA as it tackles challenges in the financial system that prevent many people from accessing fairly-priced financial products and services,” Fasano said. “I admire VIVA’s unique approach toward providing consumers with equitable credit solutions and cannot wait to seek out additional ways for the company to flourish.”