John is the Co-founder and CEO of Craftsy
. He led the company through multiple funding rounds ($100M raised) and has overseen growth from 4 employees to over 250 employees in just five (5) years. In that time, Craftsy has gone from an idea on how to change education and entertainment to a fast-growing media, ecommerce, and technology company.
Prior to co-founding Craftsy in 2011, John held executive roles at eBay and servicemagic.com. He joined eBay in 1999, as head of Strategy & BD for eBay Motors, helping grow it into a $14 billion a year global business. John later ran the Business, Photo, and Music categories on eBay and served as CEO of Kruse International, a 100-employee subsidiary of eBay Motors.
Prior to eBay, John spent 6 years at General Electric, graduating from GE’s Financial Management program and Corporate Audit Staff. John received his MBA from The University of Michigan and his BA from Colgate University, where he graduated with honors in History.