John co-founded Hatteras Venture Partners in 2000 after a successful career as a technology entrepreneur. At Hatteras, John is a General Partner and is responsible for the firm's investments in health care and life science information technology, and overall fund operations. He was founder and CEO of E-Comm, Inc. in 1991, a software development and services firm specializing in remote and mobile computing that was acquired by XcelleNet. John ran the services division of XcelleNet until Sterling Commerce acquired XcelleNet for $243 million. He served on the board of Synthematix and currently serves on the board of Clinipace Worldwide where he has helped lead the transformation of Clinipace from a pure software company to a full-service digital CRO.
John served on the N. C. Economic Development Board, the state's Clean Water Management Trust Fund board of directors, and currently serves on the board of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and as a trustee of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Throughout his career he has been active in government and public policy at the state and federal levels. He holds a BA in History from Harvard University.