John is President & CEO of ConnectMedia Ventures; a Chicago based fintech company he co-founded in 2008. ConnectMedia’s flagship software, LeadSherpa, is a lead acquisition software platform that combines lead management tools with automated optimization technology to improve lead performance. John started his career in commercial banking and then transitioned to the media industry where he spent 20 years in a variety of executive management positions with P&L responsibility for sales, marketing, strategic planning, international operations and finance/pricing. During this time, he maintained operational responsibility for businesses that ranged in size from $200M- $500M/ year in revenue. He has an undergraduate degree in Business Marketing from Indiana University and an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.