John brings 30 years of executive-level life sciences and health care industry experience to the Viking team. He was a scientist in academia and an executive in several private and public small- and mid-sized biotech companies before transitioning back to academia at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to start and manage its science and technology BioCenter incubator.
In 2011, John joined Remeditex Ventures in Dallas as a venture capitalist where he focused on therapeutics and medical devices; he was involved in all investment activities from due diligence and portfolio management to board membership and company exit via IPO or M&A. Since 2018, John has been a consultant and limited partner in a venture investment fund and an active angel investor in early-stage companies outside of life sciences.
He has also evaluated various low to middle market companies for personal investment opportunities or as a consultant for investment groups. As a young man, John started a landscaping business in his hometown of Charlottesville, VA that paid for his undergraduate studies in biology from the University of Virginia. He received an MBA from the University of San Francisco in 1996. He brings passion and years of business operations and investment expertise to build meaningful relationships with entrepreneurs and business owners. In his free time, John enjoys the outdoors, especially fly fishing, and cooking .