Managing Director and Co-founder, American River Ventures
John brings a quarter-century of broad-range experiences starting new
ventures and working in major corporations to complement his investment
background. Before co-founding American River Ventures, John was an
active seed-stage investor. He was a co-founder of Professional
Solutions, Inc. (PSI), a multimillion dollar IT consulting and staffing
company where he was Vice President of Sales & Marketing. John was
responsible for the sale of PSI to Iron Mountain, where he served on the
executive committee as Director of National Sales. Before founding PSI,
John held senior technical and marketing positions with IBM, Tandem, and
Boeing Computer Services. During his tenure at IBM, John was a key
contributor to the launch of what is now IBM Global Services.
John regularly applies his first-hand experience to helping portfolio
companies with important decisions and introductions - leveraging
expertise in management, marketing, strategic planning, consulting,
software development, and project management. He offers guidance from
years of working in software development, implementation and
productizing services to help his portfolio companies expand their
product portfolios to meet present and future customer needs, strengthen
their customer base and, ultimately, grow revenue - a challenge for
John's current board memberships include Clairvoyante, intelliDOT,
Incuity and SpectraSensors. He also serves as a board member for the
Golden Capital Network.
In addition to spending time with family and friends (including his
adorable twin daughters!), John also enjoys boating, snow-skiing,
tennis, golf, and traveling.
John holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Seattle Pacific University.
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