John Belizaire is an Operating Advisor with Pilot Growth Equity.
John Belizaire is a versatile CEO and serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded, scaled multiple technology companies over a 20-year career. He is currently the CEO of Soluna, a company helping to shape the future of renewable energy development. Before Soluna, John was the CEO and Co-Founder of FirstBest, a transformative insurance software company acquired by Guidewire Software. He was also the CEO and Co-Founder of The Theory Center, a bootstrapped eCommerce software company acquired by BEA Systems. Before becoming an entrepreneur, John was the lead architect for Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group.
John is on the advisory board of several software-as-a-service, data analytics, and insurtech startups. He is the editor of CEOPLAYBOOK, an online publication full of sage advice for first-time founder CEOs. He is on the board of IFG Companies, one of the largest privately-held insurance groups in the US. John is also a trustee of Harlem Academy, an independent school in New York.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Engineering from Cornell University.