John is a native Philadelphian and has spent 30 years in the technology and investment industries. His core strengths are in financial and business analysis and planning, but his career has included significant amounts of time in most functional areas of the companies with which he has worked, including: sales, product development, marketing, strategic planning, operations, risk management. His core working values are: continuous learning, collaboration, contribution.
For the last 14 years, John has become increasingly interested and involved in pursuing positive changes in urban education through association with private and chartered schools, as well as by networking with local philanthropists who are supporting educational reform and expansion. His philanthropic strategy is to support small-scale innovative programs that have “direct” impact on young people, and which can be eventually grown to scale.
John has been married for 40 years has a grown son who is employed in the institutional investment industry in Philadelphia. He enjoys reading, investing, traveling, and learning foreign languages (Hebrew and Spanish – so far).