JP is a serial entrepreneur, building strong teams and executing in rapidly growing and changing markets. JP focuses on strategic planning, business analysis, innovation, fundraising, mentoring, driving change, leading organizations, and connecting the dots between people and opportunity.
Before launching Black Lab Sports, JP was the Co-Founder and CEO of isplack, Inc., a game-day sporting goods company; Managing Director of Integrated People Solutions, an executive search and HR consulting firm; CEO and Chairman of SageFire, Inc., a provider of cloud-based, enterprise management software for multi-unit businesses including eBay, H&R Block, and Home Depot; Founding Member and CIO of Headwaters MB, a private equity and M&A investment banking firm; and Co-Founder and CTO of Learning Productions, LLC, an EduTech company that developed the first online training simulations, acquired by SkillSoft. JP is also a Lead Mentor with Techstars.
JP earned his B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, where he played D1 lacrosse and football. He is now a guest lecturer at University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado School of Mines. JP has been the President of Boulder Valley Lacrosse, a nonprofit youth sports organization, a lacrosse and football coach, and on the weekends, he can be found playing lacrosse, skiing, and trail-running the foothills of Colorado.