John started his career at Sauer Danfoss, working as an R&D engineer in Ames, IA, and an operations engineer in Neumünster, Germany, while completing his Mechanical Engineering degree. After graduation from Iowa State, he entered Boeing's engineering rotational program while completing a Systems Engineering masters from USC. John was then appointed product manager for multiple payload and antenna communications satellites at the Boeing Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, CA.
After completing his MBA at Northwestern, he became program manager at eero, a home WiFi company then Director of Product Management at Skip, a mobility company in San Francisco. In 2019, John started his consulting firm focused on product development, helping young companies define, develop, and launch new products.
John, his wife Sonha, and their daughter Ella reside in Denver, CO.