John has both entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 executive management experience. He was the founder and CEO of Power Tagging, an energy technology firm serving the electric power industry. From securing initial research funding from the National Science Foundation to multiple rounds of growth capital from Fortune 250 strategic investors John created a game changing technology movement within a traditional staid industry. His success at Power Tagging earned him a runner up position in Ernst & Young's 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year competition. He also served as CEO of Breakthrough Systems, Inc. a provider of embedded software to the data storage, avionics, telecommunications and defense industries. His Fortune 500 experience includes serving as VP of Business Development for Storage Technology Corporation and other senior executive sales and marketing positions at EMC and Sun Microsystems. He was also an early stage key executive in a number of successful startup organizations including Veritas Software which was acquired by Symantec for over $13B and Logicraft, which was the first company to earn a position on the prestigious Inc 500 list for three consecutive years. John holds an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and completed graduate business studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He currently serves on the Colorado Governor's Venture Capital Advisory Committee. A strong community and environmental advocate, John serves on the board of the Boulder chapter of Trout Unlimited and has also served on the board of the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA).