John oversees Foundation-wide technology services and planning. He is responsible for developing a strong and sustainable information technology infrastructure. As a leader of the department (and within the Foundation management team), the CIO provides oversight, vision, planning, development, and strategy for the Foundation.
Prior to joining the MacArthur Foundation in 2012, John was the Director of Academic Systems at the University of Chicago. The 20 enterprise applications he supported serve student, academic, and campus activities. He planned initiatives across the Academic and Student IT areas. In previous roles at the University, John was the Director of the Web Services department where he led the redesign of the University's website. He also led the Project Management office and the implementation of the Alumni Development system. Prior to that, John led IT teams at early stage technology companies in Seattle, Washington. He was a key member of the leadership teams and had responsibility for technical operations, product development, strategic planning, and key relationships with technology partners and investors.
John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and Operations Management from Northern Illinois University and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. John also serves on the board of the Technology Affinity Group (TAG) as the board Secretary.