Take John’s money and run (your company) - if you are lucky. As fine an entrepreneur/CEO turned VC as you will find.
John joined TCV in 2002. He has over 20 years of operational, financial, and technical experience, including leadership positions at several global technology companies.
Before joining TCV, John served as one of four CEOs in the Office of the Chairman at Lucent Technologies. John joined Lucent when the company acquired International Network Services (NASDAQ: INSS), where John served as President and CEO. During his five years at INS, revenues profitably grew from $7 million to $440 million, and the company’s employee base increased from 56 to 2,300, establishing INS as the largest and fastest growing network consulting and software company in the world. Prior to joining INS, John was Vice President and General Manager at Unisys Corporation. John began his business career as a sales consultant for CF Software Corporation after serving as a Captain in the United States Army.
Prior investments John has been involved with include BeVocal (acquired by Nuance Communications), Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), Dermstore Beauty Group (acquired by Target), EmbanetCompass (acquired by Pearson), Fiberlink Communications (acquired by IBM), Global360 (acquired by OpenText), Origin Healthcare Solutions (acquired by the Gores Group), Penson Worldwide (NASDAQ: PNSN), Redback Networks (acquired by Ericsson), Triversity (acquired by SAP Canada), and Webtone Technologies (acquired by Fidelity Information Services).
John is a co-founder of the McDrew Charity Tennis Classic, a member of the Canary Foundation Leadership Council, and an ardent supporter of Sentinels of Freedom. He also serves on the boards of reworktraining.org and the National Venture Capital Association.
John holds a B.S. degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an M.S. degree in Business Policy from Columbia University.