John is currently a private investor. He is the founder and managing member of Birch Avenue Investments, LLC where he focuses on traditional portfolio management as well as private equity and angel investments. John is a member of the Wisconsin Investment Partners a Madison, Wisconsin based angel group, and has been an active investor in gener8tor an accelerator based in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. He is the current Chairman of LaunchLKN a non-profit fostering entrepreneurial activity in the Lake Norman region of Charlotte, NC. He also serves on a number of private boards and the Special Olympics of North Carolina.
John was previously a Vice President at Hilco Valuation Services, LLC managing over 100 valuations in support of asset-based loans across a variety of industries. Prior to Hilco, John held a number of senior executive positions at Harley-Davidson Motor Company including Vice President of Strategic Planning and New Business Development, President of Buell Motorcycle Company and Vice President – Asia-Pacific & Latin America. John joined Harley-Davidson from Ernst & Young where he had been the Senior Tax Manager on the account. John received his BBA and MBA in Finance from University of Wisconsin–Madison and is also a Certified Public Accountant.