John is a highly successful Advisor, Consultant, Chairman, CEO and MD in international markets (Europe, Americas, SE Asia) in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector including, Smart Metering, IoT, Software companies, Infrastructure, Hardware, Telecommunications, Utilities and Managed Services.
A seasoned and successful professional, John has experience in raising equity, debt facility and vendor finance funding as well as setting up operations in international markets. He has created significant value for shareholders with four company exits, in Picochip, Azure Solutions, i2 and Netsource Europe, plus selling IPR to a large North American software company, totalling $600m. He has been instrumental in mergers and acquisitions worldwide, including Cyan’s recent acquisition of Connode.
John’s contribution to high-tech industries includes working with Bailey Fisher Executive Search, Cyanconnode, Antenova, GCI Com, Aria networks, Picochip, Arqiva, i2, Cambridge Networks, Azure, Netsource, Mercury (C&W), BT and providing independent consultancy to private equity and VC firms.
John studied at Harvard, London Business School, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Cranfield School of Management as well as achieving a postgraduate degree in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.