John has over twenty years experience building Internet companies across Europe, the US, and Asia. He is Executive Chairman and founder of Zartis, a software services company, with offices in Cork, Madrid, Berlin and Wroclaw. He is also Chairman of Hirehive.com, an online recruitment platform. Previously he was co-founder of fonepool.com, Upstart Games, and a software services company. All three were acquired by public companies. He studied in DCU and Rhodes University, South Africa.