Meet ZestFinance's
JOHN CANDIDO

Careers - John’s Story
 Perfect Timing
John’s Story
Perfect Timing
John studied finance and went on to earn a master’s degree in psychology because he always enjoyed research—and was especially fascinated by how people interact with money. After he decided to continue pursuing this mix of subject areas, John carefully searched for a company that valued both. Around the time of graduation, he discovered ZestFinance, and immediately clicked with the mission.
Careers - What John Does
 Director, Data Science
What John Does
Director, Data Science
John’s main goal is enhancing predictive solutions by overseeing and coordinating model development activities across the Engineering Team and data scientists. Together, the group tackles applied problems that go far beyond theoretical testing—especially since John uses his team’s work to solve actual business problems. In fact, in-house techniques under John’s direction worked wonders when applied to a major credit card retailer.
 
 
“What’s really interesting is being able to predict behaviors and business outcomes. Understanding the underlying nature of why people behave certain ways is thrilling to apply to finance.”
 
“What’s really interesting is being able to predict behaviors and business outcomes. Understanding the underlying nature of why people behave certain ways is thrilling to apply to finance.”
 
 
“We’re always pushed to stay on the cutting edge of innovation. It not only affects the business—it means you’re always working on interesting projects and developing as a person.”
 
“We’re always pushed to stay on the cutting edge of innovation. It not only affects the business—it means you’re always working on interesting projects and developing as a person.”