Co-Founder and Chief Analytics Office John Chalekian understands people. As a veteran practitioner of quantitative and predictive analytics, he’s used his financial services industry and academic experience to map and analyze human behavior and why people make certain decisions in life.
Co-Founding Jump Start was a personal and professional decision for John, who experienced the challenges of a steep monthly child care payment for his two young children. His background in people and as a Vice President at Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ: ECPG) strongly influenced the introduction of KidVantage Loans as not only a financial tool, but one that benefits the entire family through peace of mind and options.
Aside from family, John’s passion is the blending of art and science to create practical and durable solutions that work in the real world.
John is a native Southern Californian, who along with his family enjoys the outdoors and SoCal lifestyle that includes spending time on the beach, surfing, being outdoors and gardening. BACK