John has an entrepreneurial tech sector & financial services background, with particular experience in information businesses. John is currently Operating Partner & Head of Tech Sector at Business Growth Fund plc, where he is investing £2.5bn into ambitious UK SMEs and sitting on a variety of portfolio company boards.
Previously, John was co-founder, Chief Information Officer and delivery board chair at Callcredit Information Group which he exited at a company value of c£500m. Callcredit rapidly gained market share from credit reference agencies Experian & Equifax, overcoming significant barriers to entry & re-introducing innovation into the sector. They repeatedly won Queens Awards for Enterprise & headlined the Times Buyout Track 100.
John’s a fellow at the Institute of Leadership & Management (FInstLM), Institute of Directors (FIoD) and Chartered Institute for IT (FBCS).