John leads Public Equity Group (PEG), a “social impact” strategy and management consulting firm. Prior to founding PEG, John served on the executive and management teams of several organizations, including the Global Business Coalition on Health (Vice President), the Oakland Public Schools (Executive Officer/chief of staff role) and the Bridgespan Group. John also served as Press Secretary and legislative aide to US Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) during her first term in office; led specialty/minority media operations at the 2000 and 2004 Democratic National Conventions; and served on the board of directors of the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club (2004-2010). John has worked on electoral campaigns since 1994. John holds a Spanish fluency certification, a BA, an MA, and an MBA, from Stanford University, and is a 1990 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow.