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 also led large-scale enterprise projects for corporations including UnitedHealth Group where he was responsible for scaling a flagship operation from zero to $1.5B/year in revenue and 1,500 employees.

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.