Co-founder and CEO of Nextstep.io
John was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, attended ISU, lived in Kansas City for 3 years, and then Iowa City for a year. Now he's a downtown CR loft resident & entrepreneur: CEO & co-founder of nextstep.io; co-founder and former CEO of RecBob.com; co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer of Ovation Networks; he and his team from RecBob recently completed the NIke+ Accelerator, powered by TechStars in Portland, OR! In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, John is active in the community as well and serves on many boards and committee's. He's the President of New Bohemia Group 2011, 2012; CR Metro Economic Alliance Board 2012-2013; Downtown District Development Committee 2008-2013; Rotarian; Iowa DOT Passenger Rail Advisory Committee 2010; Policy Board Member of the Corridor MPO 2009-2013.
In his "free" time, John's an avid boater/wakeboarder who loves to travel, is an advocate for the arts, innovation, the environment, historical preservation, and forward thinking.