John is an ongoing strategic advisor, consultant and board director for a select group of executives at companies and organizations, both private and publicly traded in North America and Asia. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington, Foster School of Business.
John has been an investor and fund manager for over twenty years. He is a managing director and founder of Ignition Capital, a boutique growth and private equity firm. He is also a co-founder of Qiming Venture Partners, one of the most prominent venture capital firms in China.
Prior to investing, John spent over a decade in marketing leadership positions at Microsoft and American Express.
John is also the co-author of The Marketing Playbook. John holds an MA in International Economics and Monetary Theory from the Fletcher School (Harvard/Tufts) and a BA (magna cum laude) from Marquette University. He was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and studied at Universität zu Köln.