John traded one passion for another which led him to leave Michigan State University to become the Higher Education Evangelist at LinkedIn. He did it one more time moving from LinkedIn to become the Network Catalyst for Techstars. John has a self-proclaimed “thing” for cool work titles. He also believes “changing the world” can be more than hyperbole. Building relationships and connecting people with opportunity are at his core. John relies heavily on online and offline networks to facilitate each. He is young, smart and global at heart, and driven by nature.