After attending the Georgia Institute of Technology and studying electrical engineering, John graduated in 1969 from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA degree as well as a JD degree.
He began his career as a serial entrepreneur before graduation until present time in fields ranging from real estate development and technology incubators in Austin to wireless communications products and services in Dallas. With the sale in 2014 of Dallas-based BearCom, where he served as Chairman, John retired to manage his investments and to travel.
John’s community service began in the 1970’s when he served as Campaign Chair and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Austin’s United Way. He was a long-time board member of Austin’s St. David’s Hospital as well. Currently, in addition to Ground Floor, he is involved with the Friends of Katy Trail and Tech Wildcatters.
John is the proud father of three grown children and one granddaughter.