As a product manager at Blend, John Whipple drives solutions that impact the banking industry at large. Whipple spearheaded the launch of Blend’s loan officer toolkit, which not only makes the loan process for consumers faster and easier, but decreases friction and removes manual, repetitive workflows for loan officers across the loan cycle. Whipple’s contributions were recognized at Blend in 2019 when he was awarded one of the company’s highest honors during its annual employee awards ceremony.
Since joining Blend in 2017, Whipple has played an integral role in innovating and expanding Blend’s products and services across the banking ecosystem. He joined the company with a vision of building products that could improve the consumer banking experience, and quickly found that his work could positively impact a loan officer’s day-to-day work as well. Today, he continues to innovate and enhance the experience for both loan officers and borrowers by building further support and automation that covers all potential use cases in the loan application process.
What is one thing you would tell a younger version of yourself?
I would tell myself that despite the pressure in software development to move fast, iterate and learn as quickly as possible, there can be equally as much value in taking a step back from your immediate day-to-day work to discern the bigger picture and try to see the forest through the trees.