Intersouth Partners is one of the most active and experienced early-stage venture funds in the Southeast region with more than 110 investments in private companies over the last 28 years. Intersouth manages more than $750 million in seven venture capital limited partnerships. John’s work covers all aspects of venture investment and portfolio management. He has led multiple venture financings and he has managed a number of successful liquidity events.

John is an active member of the entrepreneurial community, serving on the boards of the North Carolina Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the Southern Capital Forum, the Florida Venture Forum and the Atlanta Venture Forum where he is a past chairman. He has also served on the advisory boards of Southeast TechInventures and the Georgia Research Alliance. He is an active member of the judging committee for AngelPool. He teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He serves on the Board of Visitors for the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke. Prior to Intersouth, John worked as an engineer and consultant in the information technology and aerospace industries.

John’s previous experience includes software development, telecommunications engineering, data communications research and strategic market consulting. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and materials science from Duke, an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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