Big Business Experience
Small Business Experience
John has 25 years’ experience in start-ups, SMEs, new divisions, and acquisitions as Business Development and Corporate Development officers and consultant. He was promoted during two Turn-Arounds and co-founded two start-ups. Founded Business Development function for CRM Analytics and Robotics Software start-ups.
Has Silicon Valley B2B Internet, software and hardware experience in all aspects of Start-up lifecycle; some from start-up, investor and portfolio management perspectives.
Has walked into chaotic situations and helped achieve actionable, customer-facing consensus.
As member of the Board, Silicon Valley Association of Start-up Entrepreneurs (Director Emeritus); led resolution of key governance issues.
- BS Electrical Engineering (Purdue)
- 25 years, advising start-ups and SMEs; including 12 years in Silicon Valley
Key Areas of Expertise
- Vision and strategy
- Business Planning
- Business Development
- Becoming investment ready
- Business coaching/advisory/mentoring to Start-up/SME CEOs
- Hitech start-up portfolio management
- Manufacturing shop floor
- International relocation of Start-up HQ
- Strategy, Deal Flow, Selection for venture capital
John is a Business Development and Corporate Development Executive. He has experience with start-ups, new ventures within Fortune 100s, and portfolio management of start-ups.
20 years advising start-ups in Silicon Valley and the EU
Advised Hitech investors including NEC Semiconductor (Japan) venture capital fund
Coach for incubators in Silicon Valley and Europe;
including The Enterprise Network of Silicon Valley and TechBA
One man Board of Directors for 16 start-ups in a Silicon Valley accelerator
Vice President Business Development, Magnify.com, acquired by Lexis-Nexis
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of a Merger and Acquisition unit of International Thomson, now Thomson Reuters
District Sales Manager, Chicago for ADP Network Services
Co-founded Taligo and Bridge Robotics
VP Business Development, Bridge Robotics
Promoted during two Turn-Arounds
Boards of Directors – Past
Silicon Valley Association of Start-up Entrepreneurs (Director Emeritus)
Silicon Valley Engineering Council
IEEE Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Standards Board of Association for Intelligent Information Management