John, Managing Director, has been in the venture business since 1982. John graduated from Princeton in 1970 with an AB in English and ten years later, received his MBA from Stanford Business School in 1980. During the interim, John was a professional athlete, having been drafted in the first round of the National Basketball Association’s annual college draft in 1970, played six years and retired in 1976 from the Seattle SuperSonics.
In 1989 John founded Hummer Winblad, with Ann Winblad, soon to be joined by Mark Gorenberg, six months later. John’s prior investments include Octel, Wind River Systems, Powersoft (where Mitchell Kertzman was the CEO), Extensity, Global Center, Cenzic, InMage, and Employease. He currently sits on the boards of Baynote and Birst.