John is a Partner at RUBICON Technology Partners. Previously, John was a Senior Managing Director and Senior Advisor at Blackstone in the Private Equity group focused on the firm’s global technology investing activities. John was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing, and managing investments across all segments of the technology industry with a primary focus on Blackstone’s west coast investing activities. John was directly involved in Blackstone’s investments in Freescale Semiconductor, SunGard and SunGard Higher Education. In addition to his technology investing responsibilities, as a Senior Managing Director, John was a member of the firm’s Private Equity Investment Committee, which evaluated all investments globally.
John has over 24 years of experience focused exclusively on the technology industry. John currently serves on the Board of Directors of Astute Solutions, 4tell Solutions, 3esi-Enersight, and AudienceView. John previously served on the Board of Directors of Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG) and Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL). John was also a member of the Operating Committee of SunGard. Prior to his time at Blackstone, John was one of the original team members of the Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) Technology Group where he managed the Global Corporate Finance team with responsibilities for all regions and industry groups. During his career at CSFB, John was involved in over 250 technology financings and M&A transactions mostly focused on assisting middle market technology companies to achieve transformative growth. John received a B.S. in Biology from Stanford University.