Howdy, I’m John.
Nice to meet you.

For the past several years, I’ve been thinking about and building software that helps people accomplish extraordinary things, whether that’s connecting with the people around them or delivering the future of service.

The web, widespread connectivity, mobile hardware, and cloud computing mean that we can build new ways to navigate, quantify, and explore the world around us. These technologies will transform the way that we live and work, and will do so either for better or for worse.

I want to make sure that everyone can realize the benefit of new technology and that what we build puts people at the center.

Currently, I’m a Product Manager at Google.

Previously, I was a Director of Product at Managed by Q, where I worked on quickly and accurately delivering quotes for hard-to-describe jobs and backend systems that made the fulfillment side of the platform tick, like dispatching, invoicing, and the field operator app.

Before that, I wore a lot of hats at Meetup, first as a designer and engineer on the mobile team and later as a product manager. I also learned quite a lot about startups by co-founding one and going through Y Combinator.

I read and recommend interesting articles on Pocket, and I write from time to time on Medium.

I live in Mountain View with my lovely and talented wife and Lola the pug.