John Stecher is the Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of Barclays, based in New York. He is a member of the Barclays Technology Management Committee. John is accountable for developing new strategies, business opportunities, and product capabilities across all lines of business for Barclays by embracing and applying disruptive technologies, driving strategic investing for the firm, and leveraging relationships with partners and the wider FinTech ecosystem. He owns the innovation process for the firm as well as Barclays award winning Rise Fintech platform.
Prior to joining Barclays in August 2017, John worked for Goldman Sachs where he held a variety of senior management and engineering roles across the firm's capital markets, technology, and most recently build their Marcus branded consumer finance division.
John has had an extensive career in technology and engineering across industry sectors. John was appointed as an IBM Master Inventor and led application development, architecture and strategy for IBM's WebSphere product line in the Software Group. He delivered/created over 45 patents across a number of diverse problem spaces.
John holds a Master in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.