A lifetime entrepreneur, John has been involved at the management and/or board of director’s level of numerous technology start-ups where he is always an early investor. A generalist with highly effective management skills that focus on leading by example, clear communication and delegation, John is singularly focused on building and protecting stakeholder value in both the start-up and public company arenas. John provides his investments with strategic advice in his core areas of expertise – most notably invention, business plan development, corporate structuring, financings, mergers, brand building, and marketing. John holds a BSc (Hons) from Queen’s University and a PhD from the University of British Columbia. John completed his academic career with a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley.