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 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 serves on the boards of the Florida Venture Forum and the Atlanta Venture Forum. He also serves on the advisory boards of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Southeast, the Georgia Research Alliance and Southeast TechInventures. He serves on the Engineering Alumni Council and Devil Fund Board at the School of Engineering at Duke University. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina where he teaches a course on venture capital. He also teaches at the Fuqua Business School at Duke University where he is an Entrepreneur Affiliate.
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.