John joined Intersouth in September 1999 and focuses primarily on the technology portfolio. Since joining Intersouth, he has managed the full-cycle venture investment process from deal origination to successful exit, serving as a diligent and respected board member and advisor to management. John's Life Science experience includes SimplifyMD, a healthcare Information Technology company.
John has a background in engineering and consulting within the telecommunications and aerospace industries. His previous experience includes management consulting at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, telecommunications satellite engineering at General Electric and data communications research as a Draper Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is an active member of the entrepreneurial community, serving on the boards of the North Carolina Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the Southern Capital Forum, the Florida Venture Forum and the Atlanta Venture Forum where he is a past chairman. He also serves on the advisory boards of Southeast TechInventures and the Georgia Research Alliance. He is an active member of the judging committee for AngelPool. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He speaks frequently at North Carolina State University and Duke University where he is an Entrepreneur Affiliate. He serves on the Board of Visitors for the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke.
John holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and materials science from Duke, an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.