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New Jersey, USA

John Shammas:
creative leader, strategist, designer, programmer

I use design and software to help teams solve complex business, sales, and financial problems

Investing for everyone

I work on product, technology, and sales at DriveWealth, an API-based investment platform powering many of the most influential financial brands worldwide.

Developer turned entrepreneur

I've spent a decade providing creative vision and strategy to early- and growth-stage startups around the world. As a twenty-something-year-old, that might seem crazy—but I knew early that I had a love for product and technology.

Growing up as the son of a Creative Director, I was taught basic Photoshop skills at 3 years old, no doubt influencing my passion for design. At 11, I taught myself to code, and a year later, scored my first freelance job building websites and promotional videos. Moving into the startup space, I worked in many creative and programming capacities at early stage startups like Whisk, Meddle, and Datacratic, as well as venture capitalist firms like Alpha Venture Partners.

After working independently with companies spanning a range of industries including healthcare, big data, and transportation, I found a love for the financial industry and joined the DriveWealth technology team full-time. Combining my background in design and development with my interest in financial services, I've spent the last few years working onsite with some of the most influential fintechs around the world.

I love public speaking and have appeared at a few TedX events, financial and technical conferences, and educational seminars. You'll also find me watching esports at work after a rough series of landings working on my pilot's license.

From coast to coast to coast

I’ve helped companies of all stages launch products in their local markets around the world.

  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • London
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Amsterdam
  • Saõ Paulo

Hear me live

I love pitching and presenting—from the needs of retail investors worldwide, to my thoughts on how to start freelancing before leaving school.

2020
Business Insider
Quoted on fractional shares
2020
Singapore FinTech Festival
Announcing a partnership between DriveWealth and TNG Group
2019
Tearsheet
"Accessing the uninvested population"
2019
In|Vest
DriveWealth demo
2017
FinDEVr
DriveWealth demo
2017
Propelify
Introducing fractional shares
2016
NJ Tech Meetup
Introducing DriveWealth
2015
NJ Association of Schools Techspo
"From High School to the Workplace: A 5 Minute Daily Drive"
2014
NJ.com
"A boy ahead of his time"
2013
TedXNavesink
"Software development is the new Home Economics"