John focuses on business development and strategy support for early stage companies and leadership teams. He is an experienced C-Suite executive and Board Member. With extensive leadership experience in industries of Biotech, Energy and Distributed Power, Renewable energy, IT Software and Hardware. John has an international work experience covering 25 years in public companies like United Technologies, Schindler Group, Volvo, and Schneider Electric as well as private biotech company Cavidi where he served as CEO for ten years. John has a proven track of success in go to market strategy, product development, capital raising, business development, marketing, and sales. He holds a B.Sc. Engineering from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from the Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, Virginia. John is adept at working with international teams across cultures and borders having worked in USA, UK, EU, Japan, India, and Sub Saharan Africa. He was born in Brazil, a US & EU citizen and speaks English, German, Swedish, and Czech.