John assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinaxis in January 2016. With nearly 30 years’ tenure at Kinaxis, John first started at the company as a key contributor to the architecture and development of Kinaxis’ supply chain management solutions in early 1994, and has since held a number of senior management roles in development, professional services, business consulting, sales, marketing and customer support. Prior to his current appointment, John was Chief Products Officer, overseeing all aspects of the product life cycle, including product vision and strategy, design and development, product management and quality assurance.
Before joining Kinaxis, John held senior software architect and management positions in research and development at FastMAN Software Systems, Inc (also known as Promira before being purchased by Manugistics), and Monenco Agra.
John earned a Bachelor of Computer Science, from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, with a strong focus on software architecture and UI Design. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
John lives in Kanata North with his wife and two sons, and furry Havanese Kenji. He looks forward to cruising to exotic and culturally rich places with his family, and never gives up an opportunity to relax in his favorite location – Sardinia, Italy. As a life-long drummer, John has a passion for music and enjoys producing music as well as playing with his band, Open Channel D.