John's family has continuously owned a ranch since the 1880s. With LandBetter, John is a three-time company co-founder with a prior business having been acquired by a publicly-traded company. John began his career as a management consultant at Booz Allen and then as an M&A banker at JP Morgan before merging his strategy and deal-making skills with his entrepreneurial drive to grow early-stage businesses. He helped drive HomeAway/Vrbo growth through acquisitions as VP of Corporate Development prior to leading HomeAway's Latin American and the Asia Pacific business units. John received a BA from Rice University and MBA and MA degrees from the University of Chicago.