TBLP 145 | Andrew Graham: Fintech Leader

Andrew Graham is an experienced leader who brings people and technology together to solve hard problems. He is co-founder and CEO of Borrowell, a financial technology company that helps Canadians make great decisions about credit. With its free credit score and report monitoring, personal loans, and financial product recommendations, Borrowell empowers Canadians to improve their financial well-being and be the hero of their credit. Borrowell is one of Canada’s largest financial technology companies approaching a million users. The company has received significant recognition, including being named to the Fintech 100, a list of the top 100 fintech companies globally compiled by KPMG, a “Company-to-Watch” by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program, and Canadian Fintech company of the year (2018).

This episode has one thing cleared out that being a leader entails an enormous amount of responsibility, especially at dealing with startup ones. Andrew shares his viewpoints on this matter, being the co-founder and CEO of Borrowell who led it from startup all the way to scaling it up to whatever possible growth it may reach. And together with the responsibility involved, he shares the strategies, practices, tips, and practical ways he could employ to stay on top of his game and reinforce the leadership skills he already possesses.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Challenges of leading a startup company
  • What nurtures his leadership skills and blindspots he discovers about himself
  • The benefits of executive coaching
  • Challenges faced by emerging leaders at this time
  • Creating financial products to lower financial stress

Links

Andrew on LinkedIn

Borrowell

Reading List

  • The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness – Ichiro Ishimi and Fumitake Koga

Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

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