John is a veteran and technology investor. Prior to joining Silver Lake, a technology-focused private equity firm, John spent 21 years as a SEAL officer. John served in a variety of leadership roles in the SEAL Teams, worked in technology development, and made multiple deployments to Africa and the Middle East. In his last Navy assignment, he worked on special operations proposals bound for consideration by the Secretary of Defense and the President. Inspired by his grandfather’s naval service during World War II, John set a goal to attend the Naval Academy at the age of 5. He graduated 17 years later with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering. John has a master’s degree in Resourcing National Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. John was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristen, and two boys, Matthew and Thomas. When he has extra free time, he likes to exercise.