John is a General Partner at Cultivation Capital. John’s most recent operational experience was the SVP Field Operations at Guidewire, a leading enterprise software firm entering the public markets in 2012. In the 20 years prior to Guidewire, John held executive sales and general management positions at several category defining early stage technology companies: Fortify ( acquired by HP), Equallogic ( acquired by Dell), Ariba (Public and then acquired by SAP), and PTC (Public). Each of these companies produced top of the portfolio returns for the leading technology venture funds in the Silicon Valley and Boston. He currently serves on the board of various private software companies, including LLamasoft (Supply Chain Design), Agilis Systems (Internet of Things), Observable Networks (real-time big data security analytics), and SalesVue (Inside Sales Automation).