John is the former Executive Vice President of New Media and Chief Technology Officer for Baby Universe, Inc. (Nasdaq:KIDS), a leading new media, content, and ecommerce company targeted to growing families. At Baby Universe John was responsible for the development and launch of BabyTV.com, an internet broadcast network dedicated to new and expectant parents. In his role as CTO, John was responsible for technology and ecommerce operations.
Prior to Baby Universe, John served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Lydian Trust/VirtualBank.com, a financial services company providing internet and private banking, wealth management and outsourced business processing services for high net worth clients and premier financial institutions. In his role as CIO, John oversaw technology strategy and operations for Lydian's four operating divisions.
John also held key executive roles at Litespeed Technologies, Inc., an Application Service Provider and Digital Software Services, Inc., a software engineering firm where he was responsible for development of branch automation and Internet Banking software products.
John currently serves on the Board Directors for the Automatic Engineering Group, a motion control and machine automation engineering firm.