John presently serves as COO of Xealots, a global leadership training and human development organization. Xealots is a non-profit organization that helps Creatives, Entrepreneurs, Activists, Innovators, and Artists discover their destiny and equip them with the resources they need to live it out.
John’s investment banking and corporate finance career spans two decades, focusing on sell-side advisory of privately held, middle-market companies and capital raising for start-up ventures as well as commercial real estate, alternative energy, and myriad other types of commercial, technology, and industrial projects. His consulting experience also encompasses business plan development, strategic planning, acquisition integration, and buy-side advisory.
He is also founder and managing partner of Ing Advisory Group, a corporate finance and strategic consulting firm. Prior to forming IAG, John was a Managing Director at one of Citigroup’s middle-market investment banking divisions, where he managed the firm’s business valuation division and served as a Series 24 General Securities Principal. He is also co-founder and Chief Financial Officer for social media technology company, BuzzMob.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in History from the University of California, Irvine. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration degree with a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing from the Gordon S. Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.