Internet2 (United States)
John is currently the Associate Vice President of Network Architecture and Planning for Internet2, where he leads a talented group of engineers responsible for developing the next generation infrastructure that supports the Internet2 community’s quest for discovery and innovation.
Prior to joining Internet2, he spent nine years with MCNC, the operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), where he held several technical and senior executive positions in the areas of service development, strategy, innovation and cybersecurity.
John has been involved with the Research and Education networking community since 2000, starting with his position at North Carolina State University, where he focused on network technology testing as Director of the Centaur Lab and the NC Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (NC-ITEC).
Prior to his work at with the R&E community, John spent six years as an engineering consultant and project manager on large networking and enterprise security projects for RPM Consulting (Columbia, Maryland) as well as with his own one-man company. His clients included firms in the healthcare, finance, semiconductor and Internet service provider markets.
He started his career in 1985 with IBM. In his nine years there, he worked on developing international standards for protocol testing as part of the Network Systems Architecture group, served as a network-engineering consultant for Fortune 500 clients in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, and held several technical and planning positions in network product development groups.
John received a BS in Electrical Engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1985.