John 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 founder and CEO of FirstBest, a transformative insurance software company acquired by Guidewire Software and Theory Center, an e-commerce 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 BS degree in computer science and an MS in Engineering from Cornell.