John joined Ian at The Portfolio Partnership in 2015 to help scale ambitious private companies in the New England area. Using his operational experience coupled with his strong financial background he is able to work with earlier stage companies to move the technology from a prototype into deliverable products. Equally given his background he is comfortable working with mid-market companies in the sub 1000 employee space.
John has held senior level positons in technology based companies throughout his career including both private and public companies ranging from startup operations to established $350 million businesses.
John’s previous credits include, CEO of Visible Inventory, where he raised the required capital, repositioned the product family, and lead the sale of the company to its largest customer. As COO/CFO and one of three founding shareholders of White Mountain DSP John helped bring the company from a technology startup to a mature company. Under his leadership the company build out an ISO 9000 manufacturing facility and expanded the European Representative Network resulting in double digit sales growth from that market. He was instrumental in the sale of the company to Analog Devices, Inc. Prior to that he was President of Ascom/Warren Power Systems repositioning the company and successfully selling the business to a US buyer. Prior to this John held positions of CFO/Controller of publicly traded Baird Corporation, Corporate Finance Manager of GCA Corporation a $350 million manufacturer of semiconductor capital equipment and Manager of Financial Planning of Centronics Data Computer Corporation
John holds a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.