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Prior to joining Corum’s team, for 12 years John ran a leading boutique M&A firm in Silicon Valley specializing in technology-based transactions that included company sales and acquisitions, asset divestitures, management buyouts and capital raises. Previously John spent more than 20 years in the enterprise software arena, including C-level executive roles with BMC Software Inc. Ingres Corporation, and DEC. During these assignments, he managed product lines located across the USA and Europe, and drove multimillion dollar strategic alliances and OEM sales channels. John also participated in several software startups in Silicon Valley during the 1980's, including founding Analytica, one of the industry's first ever software firms to be venture-capital funded.
John has been a presenter and panelist at many technology and business conferences in the USA and Europe. He is a past member of Microsoft's Advisory Board for Application Development. He has published numerous articles on Growth & Exit planning, and has taught M&A basics to burgeoning capitalists in Shanghai, China.
A native of England, John enjoys golf, sailing and cooking, and aspires one day to succeed in mastering Labrador dog-obedience. John holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 registrations.