John is a founding partner of Windspeed Ventures and has served as managing partner since its inception. John brings more than 18 years of experience in the high tech communications sector to Windspeed. Prior to joining Windspeed, John was the managing business director of the worldwide service organization for Bay Networks. There he was responsible for business development, sales, marketing, and strategy for the $150 million organization. Prior to Bay Networks, John was one of the early members of Wellfleet Communications. At Wellfleet, he was responsible for building all aspects of the service organization, including creating a profit center that went from $0 to over $90 million in annual revenue. Before Wellfleet John was a software development engineer at Codex/Motorola Corp., developing wide area data communications products. John holds a BS in computer science from Fitchburg State College.
John is currently a director of Bradford Networks and BurstPoint Networks. Previously, he served as a director of Apps.com (acquired by Intuit) and Fidelia Inc. (acquired by Network General).