Starting his career in various financial roles within a Fortune 100 manufacturing company, John made a career-changing jump in 1999, as the VP of Finance, raising $9M for a Silicon Valley startup. This transformational experience at the dawn of the internet age, fueled John’s passion to transform the tech laggard New Construction industry. Following the dot com bust in 2001, John returned to his Raleigh, NC roots to pursue his vision. Since New Homes don’t physically exist, he began by co-founding Rendering House to create renderings to sell unbuilt homes. In 2020, he transformed Rendering House to Anewgo, a software company that enables buyers to buy new homes online. John has Business degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He also earned a NC Real Estate license and is a developer and owner of a 54K sf mixed-use development. Now an empty-nester with 3 grown kids, but still a dog, John and his wife enjoy gardening and making endless home improvements.