|Wright State University, BS||1989|
|University of Dayton, MBA||1999|
John DeRegnaucourt / MyOtherDrive
John T. De Regnaucourt, co-founder of of MyOtherDrive.com, provides vision, guidance, and technical assistance to their online services. MyOtherDrive.com provides online backup and file sharing services.
He and co-founder, Kenneth J. Partlow, first met when they worked together in the earlier 1990’s at Spectra Physics (now owned by Trimble). He is a software industry veteran with more than 20 experience in software development, design, architecture, and management roles.
Born on Dec. 17, 1965, De Regnaucourt grew up in Dayton with his brother. Their father, Robert De Regnaucourt, was Engineering Directory for Dayton Walther. Their mother, Jean De Regnaucourt, was born in Michigan, and moved to Ohio when she married their father.
De Regnaucourt attended the elementary school Incarnation and later, private school Alter High school. During his adolescence, he discovered his interest in computers when his father bought he and his brother a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model iii for Christmas in 1980.
His interest in computers and computer languages grew and at the age of 15, he began writing computer games for the Radio Shack in Z80 assembly and selling them via ads in Magazines. Initially, these were sold on cassette tape and later floppy disk. He was author of Block-Breaker, Leaper, and Voice Master.
As the market shifted towards the IBM PC and compatibles, he entered college to earn his Computer Science degree from Wright State University. Later, he obtained an MBA from University of Dayton.
After graduating, he worked at a defense contracting firm in the Dayton Area that supported Wright Patterson Air force Base, then moved to Spectra-Physics where he developed CAD software for laser and GPS positioning devices. He worked in Atlanta, Georgia, and Austin, Texas and then moved back to the Dayton area.
His interest in Java started in late 1995, and he has been “in” that language ever since then. Before that, he was skilled in C, C++ and Microsoft Windows development.
He has two daughters. He enjoys outdoor activities in the warm months and skiing in the winter.