In John’s early career he spent nine years in engineering and leadership roles at Marathon Oil, a Fortune 50 Company. He earned a B.S. in Engineering from Penn State and an MBA from Bowling Green University.  He draws upon a distinguished career as an entrepreneur, executive and investor to provide guidance to a portfolio of high-growth businesses. He was the founder and CEO of System One Solutions, Inc., a technology staffing and consulting firm started in 1987 which he sold to Monster Worldwide in 2000.

He is presently very engaged in assisting Hire Velocity’s “Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)” business as well as managing Lion Investment’s ongoing activity. In addition to serving on several corporate boards, John is the immediate past Chairman for the Board of Trustees at the University of Tampa and the immediate past Board Chair for the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF). He is also a past Board Chair at Berkeley Preparatory School.