John is an experienced tech startup entrepreneur and full-stack developer.
John is the Founder of Starter Inc., developer of Ignite an open source application platform. Ignite empowers developers to rapidly build, scale, and monetize content-rich mobile and web apps.
John leveraged Ignite as the foundation for Chukles, a B2C Social Humor app. Based on Ignite’s Enterprise-grade technology, Chukles brings gaming, AR, push, and creates a monetization opportunity for humor creators empowered with social media management tools.
Previously John was the founder and CEO of Extentech, developer of Sheetster the first open source spreadsheet server, and ExtenXLS — the worlds’ most powerful Java Spreadsheet SDK.
At Extentech, John served as the lead developer and technical consultant, advising on dozens of mission-critical development projects over the years to companies including Accenture, Toyota, Workday, Infoteria Corporation, the Nielsen Company, IBM and many more.
ExtenXLS to this day remains popular among Global Enterprises including automotive, healthcare, finance, and technology industry leaders.
His passion for clean technology led him to develop Greenalytix — an innovative spreadsheet based green performance platform & ERP reporting tool. John partnered with Clarkson University to prove the viability of the concept.