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John MacIlwaine

Co-Founder & CEO
John MacIlwaine is the CEO and Co-Founder of Highnote. Highnote is the world’s most modern card platform, purpose-built to grow customer loyalty, engagement, and revenue through embedded card issuance experiences. With an all-in-one platform and a fully integrated issuer processor built from scratch to address the use cases of today and tomorrow, Highnote offers unparalleled control, flexibility, and speed to realize your customer vision through innovative embedded finance experiences. 

John has over 20 years of experience in executive-level technology roles in the financial services industry, and prior to starting Highnote, he served as the General Manager of Braintree (a subsidiary of PayPal) and as Head of Global Development at Visa. John previously also founded the world’s first online brokerage (in the 90s) which was acquired by Morgan Stanley.

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