John Milliken

Chief Executive Officer

John Milliken was appointed to the Defaqto Board in March 2021 as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Before joining Defaqto, John was the CEO for Speechmatics where he transformed the start-up into a scalable technology business, doubling ARR in 18 months. As the Chief Operating Officer for Infomedia Limited, John oversaw a transformation program that resulted in 40% YoY growth. Milliken has led and scaled various fintech, SaaS, enterprise software and deep-tech businesses as both CEO and COO across several industries, including banking and payments during his time as a founding member of the team and MD at Monetise - an organisation that achieved a public market valuation of £1.5bn through pioneering the use of mobile phones as a consumer banking channel.

John holds a Joint Honours Degree in Philosophy and Pure Mathematics from The University of Liverpool. John and his wife live in Cambridgeshire and enjoys walking their dogs, cycling, running and indoor rowing in his spare time.

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