John is a Partner and a founder of FA Technology Ventures. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Auterra, Autotask, Knoa Software and StreetEasy, is a Board observer of CORESense and BinOptics, and previously served as a Board observer on MetaCarta.
Prior to FA Technology Ventures, John was with Gleacher Enterprise Funding, where he was responsible for sourcing, negotiating and managing private equity investments. John joined GEF from the equity research group at Gleacher where he was an analyst covering the manufacturing and enterprise software space. Previously, John worked for Ford Motor Company where he was in operations and engineering, and then later with Amphenol's Computer and Network Products Division where his responsibilities were in new product development, design for manufacturing and assessment and acquisition of new production line equipment and processes.
John is very active in Upstate New York entrepreneurial organizations including being a founder and Director of the Upstate Venture Association of New York (UVANY), and he serves as a Judge for various regional business plan competitions. He serves on the Board of Advisors to the Union College incubator program and is a mentor at the RPI incubator program. John has been an Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lally School of Management and Technology (Graduate Program) and currently holds that position at the University at Albany.
John helped found the Eric Evans Memorial Charitable Foundation after Eric's death in the World Trade Center on 9/11, and now serves the Foundation as a Director and Treasurer.
John earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering and his MBA with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
About FA Technology Ventures
FA Technology Ventures provides growth capital to early and expansion stage companies in Information Technology (IT) and Energy Technology (ET) and assists management in developing extraordinary companies.
FA Technology Ventures leverages its broad experience set, team-oriented approach, and partner network to give entrepreneurs advice, support management teams and provide a competitive edge to our portfolio companies.