Prior to Paypro, John founded and led Element98, an investment and advisory firm that partners with private equity firms to improve the performance of their portfolio companies, coaching and developing executive talent and modernizing operating platforms to improve competitiveness. He has engaged with companies as an interim executive, board member and senior advisor.
Before founding Element98, John was an Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Genworth Financial Wealth Management, a division of Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW). During his tenure as a member of the executive team, assets-under-management grew from $12B to over $20B.
John began his career in investment banking working for Credit Suisse and Stifel Nicolaus principally focused on project financing for large utility and land development projects.
Over the course of his career John has held volunteer leadership roles in several government and non-profit organizations that support youth-development, including serving on the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission, the State of California Recreation and Park Commission and The 2001 San Francisco Redistricting Commission. He was a Trustee for the San Francisco Foundation and currently serves as a Trustee for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and for the Latino Community Foundation.