Let’s meet James Fell, COO who heads mmob’s development and is kept busy by his two daughters.
How did you come to join the mmob?
In completing my Executive MBA, I made the decision to pivot personally and move into Fintech. My first taste of fintech was with Quo Money, looking to leverage open banking to help mitigate the impact of loan delinquency for direct lenders. Wanting to operate at scale, I was engaged by mmob to help leverage the learning I had acquired to help scale the business.
What is your favourite thing about working at mmob?
Aside from the proposition itself, the team is great! The company really goes above and beyond to find the right people and looks after them well.
Tell us about your job role.
As COO, I work closely with the CEO to capture their vision and direction and work to make this reality. Whilst I take accountability for Commercial and Regulation/Legal, my involvement stems all aspects of the company, from technology to fundraising. I work with all members of the team to ensure the company hits its 2021 objectives and has strong operational foundations for future growth.
How do you spend your time outside of work?
As dad to two young children, Maddy and Alice, my spare time these days is increasingly limited. Recently I’ve been advising a number of fintech’s, sharing experiences and stories wherever I can add value. During lockdown I’ve been spending a lot of time on decorating projects in the house as well as making my way through the Netflix back catalogue and listening to podcasts. Looking ahead, I’m looking forward to getting back to watching football as a season ticket holder for Brentford FC (the mighty bees) and eating out and socialising with friends.
What does the future of fintech look like?
Bright! Fintech has never been more exciting! Whilst we have still got a way to achieving critical mass, the industry is innovating at an unprecedented rate with lots of opportunities to be had.
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
Focus. You can’t do everything, so know what you are good at, prioritise and do that well whilst making sure your family comes first.