John began his career in the finance sector, holding key executive roles at JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Skandia, and Bank America Capital Management Group, before dedicating his life’s work to building mission-centric businesses.
As a graduate of New York University Stern School of Business and the MIT Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT Sloan School of Management, he developed a knack for leadership and innovation which led him to focus on solving pressing problems being faced by society and business.
John was part of the founding team of the Extreme Tech Challenge led by renowned Venture Capitalist Bill Tai and Richard Branson. His responsibility was to help find and curate the best startups globally to enter the competition. From its inception back in 2015 the Extreme Tech Challenge has grown to become one of the largest startup competitions in the world with over 3.4B raised by finalists from 2015-2022.
FinTitan is a Financial Technology Company born out of a need in America for a fully aligned trusted resource with unwavering integrity and honesty. The culmination of spending the last 25 years in the trenches serving American businesses – FinTitan’s mission is to create a community based on real relationships that enable ready access to the best financial products, services, and solutions often available to only a select few. Unlike other Financial Companies, FinTitan is here to give you what you really need, not just what we can sell you.
FinTitan’s flagship solution was created in response to the banking crisis of 2023, which facilitated another opportunity for John to step in and create an innovative solution: The FinTitan Fortress Account™. This account offers increased financial security to businesses and high net-worth individuals through expanded FDIC Insurance Protection of $200 Million. Through trusted banking partnerships, FinTitan is able to strategically distribute deposits across multiple FDIC-insured banks. This keeps the risk low by granting 800x the standard FDIC coverage and securing the financial safety of Americans across the country as a result.
Although the COVID pandemic caused major disruptions to the way business was conducted on a global basis. John saw an opportunity to help small business owners through assistance programs created by the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan. He co-founded and is the CEO of what has now become one of the nation’s largest ERTC Companies, ERTC.com.
Through his leadership and commitment to serving all American businesses no matter how small, ERTC.com has become one of the most impactful companies in the United States helping thousands of businesses gain access to hundreds of millions in relief funding, supporting 400,000 workers and the future of our economy. John’s goal is to help 50,000 American business owners gain access to the capital and resources necessary to build, grow and scale their businesses.
As employee retention tax credits gradually expire, ERTC.com will evolve into something with even greater meaning and long-lasting impact, the mission of Entrepreneurs Run The Country (ERTC) is to support and empower businesses across America.
John is the Founder and CEO of Kingsland University – a mission-driven company dedicated to helping those in need of a career change gain access to the most in-demand highest-paying job fields (cybersecurity, tech sales, software development, and blockchain engineering). Under his leadership, Kingsland University has helped thousands of students obtain a clear pathway to prosperity via education. 78% of Kingsland students identify as coming from traditionally marginalized and underserved communities. Kingsland has enabled high-potential students access to its programs so that there are no financial barriers to overcome.
Through his work in Education, John is focused on actively solving one of the most important societal issues of today: eliminating barriers for Americans to break through their challenges and find hope in a better future.
John is also the Founder and CEO of Reliant Health Services – a mission-driven endeavor recently focusing on addressing the impact of COVID-19 to at-risk populations. In March of 2020 when COVID made its initial impact on the United States John leaped into action and became a founding member of the Global Health Crisis Coordination Center with the CDC Foundation and many other large enterprise companies to lend a hand and help strategize on the best ways to respond to the impending needs necessary to properly combat the illness. Working across the sector, John helped build a lab testing network capable of administering over 50,000 daily COVID-19 tests with 24-48 hours turnaround.
John’s work with Reliant focuses on making an impact on human lives by moving beyond the politics and prejudices of the healthcare sector, to bring meaningful results, caring support, and practical solutions quickly to Americans in need. Reliant Health Services has continued to operate a no cost COVID-19 testing center in the City of Hawthorne, California, a city consisting of over 81% of its population identifying as economically disadvantaged.
Whether in the finance, education, or healthcare industry, John Souza is here to bring Trust
and Integrity back to the way we do business in this country.
By letting the mission of helping others drive the solutions we build, John believes we can provide Equal Access to Knowledge, Opportunity, and Care to secure a better future for all Americans.