John has broad experience as an executive manager and chief technical architect, having run large internal information technology groups as CTO/CIO, led advisory as a management consultant for numerous consulting firms, and worn every hat at start-up firms. He is published and a PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics.
Prior to joining itemize Corp, John managed an independent advisory firm serving both the Hedge Fund and Media industries. For media, he provided technical due diligence for Private Equity acquisitions within the affiliate marketing and analytics domains. For Hedge Funds, John ran a practice serving product development and technical architecture expertise to Funds as well as Risk Management software firms.
Previous technical and management experience includes positions at JPMorganChase, Marsh & McLennan, Perry Capital, SunGard Data Systems, Sandler O’Neill, Questrade, FannieMae, Fidelity Investments, Merrill Lynch, AlphaMetrix LLC, Ross Institute, among others.
Having hands on involvement in software development for almost thirty years, John has also been very involved in the industry, served on many committees, and has been published in Object Oriented Design, Artificial Intelligence, and in numerous mathematical, science, and technology papers. John has been on expert witness lists for Information Technology (for Kenyon and Kenyon LLP), and advises on patent and IP protection for Yannacone and Yannacone, PC.
John holds degrees from Stony Brook University in New York.