John is a proven entrepreneur and executive with a wealth of mobile, social media and web media delivery experience having worked extensively with service providers, media companies and infrastructure vendors developing new business plans, launching new service offerings and rolling out innovative technologies.
Most recently, John completed a long term project with the product realization team at Verizon Wireless working on core communication services. John helped craft the company's next generation 4G LTE communications strategy relative to new IP / IMS / web technologies, legacy infrastructure, competitive forces and new consumer user experience paradigms. John also helped lead the related network implementation, device OEM strategy and articulation of the overall vision within the product development and services integration organization.
Previously, John co-founded and served as VP of Marketing and Product Management at Azuki Systems, responsible for corporate marketing and product management surounding the company's interactive mobile video service and platform for content publishers, mobile operators and ad agencies. Prior to Azuki, John was VP of Market Development at Tatara Systems leading business development, strategic partnerships and market requirements definition for solutions involving femtocells, mobile computing and mobile convergence of VoIP, 3G, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and IMS technologies.
Prior to Tatara, John was Director of Marketing & Business Development at Sycamore Networks where he led marketing programs and solution oriented sales for their industry leading optical networking solution. John was also an integral part of the Sycamore sales organization that grew revenues by $300M in 1 year. Previously at Intraplex, John defined and led a pre-WiMAX wireless broadband initiative, participated in the initial 802.16 standardization and oversaw marketing activities for multi-service access products serving the broadcast and wireless industries. Intraplex was subsequently acquired by Harris Corporation in November of 1998 where he assumed additional corporate responsibilities. John has also held both product marketing and engineering positions while working on wireless and broadcast media technologies for World Access, Adaptive Broadband and Raytheon.
John has both high technology MBA and bachelor of science in electrical engineering degrees from Northeastern University where he also conducted research through their Center for Electromagnetic Research.
Vice President, Product Management
Aug, 2011 - Mar, 2013
4G Services Realization Strategy
Nov, 2009 - Jan, 2011
Co-Founder & VP of Marketing and Product Management
Jul, 2007 - Mar, 2009
VP of Market Development
2002 - Jun, 2007
Director of Marketing & Business Development
2000 - Jan, 2002
Wireless Products Manager
1998 - Jan, 2000