John brings over 20 years of experience in law and technology to his position overseeing legal and security matters at FinancialForce. Before joining FinancialForce, John served as SVP and General Counsel, Commercial at Salesforce, where he led the legal functions supporting the company’s global sales, alliances, marketing and operations through growth from $300 million to $4 billion in annual revenue. He has also served as General Counsel of Intraware, a publicly traded provider of enterprise cloud computing services, as well as Deputy General Counsel of Barra, Corporate Counsel at Oracle, and intellectual property associate at Graham & James.
John has served as Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate Law School, is co-author of the treatise Negotiating and Drafting Software Consulting Agreements, and is a frequent speaker on cloud computing law issues. He received his JD from Stanford Law School, an MA in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. He serves on the Board of Directors of the California Jazz Conservatory.