About John


I am a Pittsburgh based entrepreneur, advisor, and startup community leader. As the unofficial eyes & ears of the Pittsburgh startup ecosystem, I leverage my expertise & knowledge to keep others informed through my media brand (StartNow Pittsburgh) while helping regional startups reach their fullest potential as an interim operations officer. In my previous experiences, I’ve worked across many different industries such as economic development, venture capital, entertainment, and finance.

At the start of my career, I took my fresh graphic design degree and helped national / international companies with branding & marketing - creating and customizing material based on their wide range of needs. Since that point, I’ve added a depth of operations and finance knowledge to my repertoire. These new abilities allowed me to stretch my offerings to a overall operations specialist - spanning across communications, finances, HR, and business building.  

As I work with my clients, I approach each project as if it were my own. There are many individuals out there who will advise, but I’m the type of person that would rather jump in the boat and help you row towards your destination. The foundational goal for every opportunity is to provide flexible value, eliminate stress, and to build for sustainability. 

When I’m away from the office, you can find me running long distances, getting lost in a good business systems book, nerding out over accounting documents, or trying to attend as many NHL games as I can across the country. 

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Podcasts:
Pitchwerks - Episode #67

Print / Web:
Can Pittsburgh tech startups navigate the 'valley of death' to find funding?
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - December 2017

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