John is executive Fellow and director of Financial Innovation Programs at the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University. He has written frequently on impact and equity investing, and recently published a study on Total Portfolio Activation for Impact (Miller Center-2016). He is pioneering a new investment vehicle — the Variable Payment Obligation — that presents investors with a ‘structured exit’ alternative to equity. He is a co-founder of Toniic, a syndication network of impact investors. Earlier, John held executive positions at HP, Silicon Graphics, Convergent Technologies and Unisys, and was a founding executive at Netscape Communications.