John currently serves as an Agile Coach and Trainer for the Braintrust Consulting Group where he is responsible for helping organizations become more innovative and collaborative through Agile product development methods. Prior to his work as an Agile Coach, he proudly served as a K12 Education Technology Director for almost a decade. John was involved in several startup companies in Silicon Alley during the dotcom boom, such as Register.com and Imbot.com . John speaks regularly at local, national and global conferences centered around Agile, Project Management, and education. John graduated from New Jersey City University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He is a Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Project Management Professional, and a Co-Active Coach, as well as holding many other certifications in the IT industry.
John is passionate about innovation in education. He started the first Makerspaces in schools in Arizona. He’s currently an active volunteer for Blueprint High School and for the Blueprint Administration team. John leads an initiative named RightShift Learning www.rightshiftlearning.com, bringing innovative 21st Century learning methods to the classroom, inspired by the way the most innovative companies work. John currently lives in La Jolla, California with his wife and daughter.by