Prior to Firebrand, John was Techstars Managing Director in KC for three years. Prior to Techstars John had key roles at five different startups, including one he co-founded. His startup roles were focused on leading product and operations for mobile, telephony and Internet companies.

John has scaled teams ranging from 12 to 1,600 employees, and led large-scale enterprise projects for corporations including UnitedHealth Group where his projects added billions in annual revenue.

Originally from Boston, John holds a Bachelors degree in psychology from Clark University. He loves working out, drumming, and obsessively rooting for his Red Sox.