John is responsible for developing Gateways’ Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, assisting with new venture start-up initiatives, and maintaining relationships with Gateways’ external mentoring and advisory partners. John joined Gateways in 1998 with over 30 years of business and management experience, and focused primarily in financial and human resources endeavors within a wide variety of industries. Prior to joining Gateways, he worked for 20 years with Ernst & Young, an international professional services firm; has worked for Mellon Bank and a regional financial management recruiting firm.
Along the way, John has assisted a variety of start-up and development-stage entrepreneurial ventures with all aspects of business growth and development, including corporate formation and capital structuring, business plan development, comprehensive pro-forma projections, marketing and pricing strategies, capital raises, facilities acquisition and personnel recruiting.
John holds a B.S. degree from Penn State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.