John is Head of Sales and Operations, Japan at Facebook.
John brings over 10 years of startup and executive level operations, sales, and product leadership experience. He currently leads the direct sales organization and operations for Facebook in Japan. John also serves as an advisor, investor, and board member for a number of leading companies and startups.
Previously, John was Facebook’s director of platform operations. He led global payments and risk operations to foster billions of dollars of payment volume growth, and he still serves as COO of Facebook Payments Inc.
Prior to Facebook, John was the founder/CEO of GroupCard, a social payments startup and Facebook Preferred Developer. GroupCard was acquired by InComm, a twenty billion dollar prepaid services company. At InComm, John served as VP of Ecommerce and Mobile payments. John worked with eBay and led growth efforts in Southeast Asia, category management and payments. While at eBay, his teams created billions of dollars of marketplace growth in new categories and emerging markets.
John is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He holds an MS in Engineering from Cornell and an MBA from Stanford Business School.