JP manages Lighthouse’s renowned solutions teams, from Client Services, to Review and Advanced Analytics, Forensics, Spectra, and Information Governance.
JP has had a distinguished career building innovative technology businesses, both inside large enterprises and as a founder of successful startups. Immediately prior to Lighthouse, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at Identity Digital responsible for the largest registry of top-level domains in the world. John managed Product Development, Operations, Sales, and Marketing. Identity was #1 in Deloitte’s “Fast 500” and was acquired by Abry Partners in October 2018.
JP has been prominent in the Seattle startup community for almost two decades. He was co-founder and CEO at Elemental, which was acquired by Porch in 2015. Elemental created Sprio, a secure group management and communication platform, and TapClips, an action video capture app that was purchased by Sports Illustrated.
He was also co-founder and CEO of Jott—a voice-based mobile assistant—which had a great run in the early smartphone days and was featured by Apple in print media and public relations. Jott was acquired by Nuance in 2009. In his years at Nuance, JP was the Vice President of the Voice to Text Services division, which during his time grew paid users from zero to over 80 million worldwide.
JP had a 13-year career at Microsoft beginning in the early 1990s. He was a Product Manager both for massive products (Office) as well as ones more leading edge (Sidewalk.com). He was one of the early managers at Expedia – then the Travel Business Unit within Microsoft – leading its international teams, launching the service in the UK, Germany, and Australia. After its Microsoft spin-out and initial public offering, JP also shipped Expedia’s first corporate travel product, and designed and shipped the first mobile travel assistant – Expedia To Go.
For several years out of college, JP was at Harvard’s Institute for International Development, managing a portfolio of grant funding to public health research teams in Thailand, Indonesia, and Pakistan.
JP has an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a BA in History from Kenyon College.