Thanks for reading my blog.  I hope you’ll find my musings on entrepreneurship, venture capital, careers, and software/internet interesting, or at least entertaining!  If you like what you read, please let me know.  The best way to do that is to leave me a comment.

How I can help you: I run a mailing list devoted to helping people find venture capital jobs.  The list has been running for years, has hundreds of subscribers, and includes people who work at VC firms, too. I also founded StartupCareerAdvice.com, a blog where I share startup career advice from startup leaders (founders, execs, and VCs). It’s my passion to help people find jobs they love and these two vehicles are the way that I’m best able to do that!

Work stuff: I recently left Amazon.com to found a SaaS startup focused on the recruiting space called HireNurture.  Before joining Amazon I worked at VMTurbo, an early stage virtualization and cloud computing startup software company, which I joined as the 2nd non-founder and first sales/marketing hire.  I led our customer development, business development, and marketing initiatives, while helping acquire our early customers and launching our first products.

Prior to joining VMTurbo I worked as an early stage VC at L Capital Partners.  Earlier in my career, I worked at VMware, Scient, and FOXSports.com.  You can click here if you’d like to read my LinkedIn profile to learn more about my past career experience.

I received a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Personal stuff: I was born and raised in Massachusetts (Go Sox!).  I’m married, with a beautiful wife, two wonderful baby girls, and a hairless dog (he’s not ugly, I swear).

Please note that all content and opinion contained on this blog are mine, and do not reflect the views of any of my employers (current or past).

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  1. John, I am a regular reader of your blog and would like to know if any of your friends with expertise in Virtulization are interested in a new job, which is
    “Senior Director” Data Center Operations, Location: Washington DC. Plz let me know if you know any one.Thanks

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