Nicholas Payne – Director, Products and Technology

Since joining the Financial Network, Inc. team in 2007, Nicholas Payne has helped FNI provide specialized Information Technology solutions to a wide variety of financial services companies.

As the Director of Products and Technology for Financial Network, Nicholas is responsible for the creation and continued innovation of the financial industry’s most powerful and flexible lending platform. Under his leadership, FNI has distilled the experience gained from three decades of creating fully-custom lending platforms into a range of pre-built and customizable lending solutions. These offerings have grown to include credit origination and decisioning platforms in a variety of industries including auto, credit card, unsecured, solar, and student lending. Because a lending solution is more than just software, Nicholas has leveraged the FNI national private cloud to offer credit platforms that are reliable, powerful, and massively scalable.

In his previous role as the Director of Operations, Nicholas provided strategic direction throughout the company to continually improve the FNI customer experience. His teams focused on the creation of robust infrastructure and reliable, repeatable business processes. Key areas of responsibility continue to include a leadership role in production support, release and change management, quality assurance, and database administration. Prior to this role, he operated as a Project Manager for several large implementations.

His philanthropic roles include a position on the Board of the St. Louis Suit Project, a charity dedicated to providing professional attire to those in need.

Nicholas graduated from the John Cook School of Business at St. Louis University earning a BSBA with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Finance.