John was previously CEO of a global holding and investment firm in the energy and shipping industries, based in New York. He also was CEO of the Case Family Office and COO of Revolution LLC, both in Washington, DC. He started his business career in a senior role at Circuit City Stores and spearheaded the national launch of Divx.
John also served as a special assistant in the White House and as chief of staff to the Attorney General at the US Justice Department. He was a litigation attorney at Hunton & Williams and a law clerk for a federal district judge. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, JD from the University of Virginia Law School, and BA in economics from the University of Virginia. He grew up in Richmond, VA, and attended public schools.
John joined the David C. Cook board in June 2017 and is the chair of our Governance Committee and a member of the Finance & Audit, Executive, and New Business Innovation committees.