"Sometimes it takes an engineer to solve a creative marketing challenge."
Imagine Top Gun without the awkward locker room scenes… or volleyball games… or reckless bravado… and you’ll know where John gets his mojo. As a former fighter pilot for the US Navy, John brings the same rigor and speed (give or take a Mach) to Seed, flying and managing the company plane, overseeing technology needs and helping to manage Seed’s online consumer research tools.
Especially good at: Flying planes and approaching obstacles from a different point of view. A self-taught programmer and a 20-year Navy fighter pilot, he brings a unique perspective to creative problem solving.
Favorite part of the work: Using his technical background to help others solve problems they are struggling with. Also, he gets a great deal of satisfaction delivering Seedlings to hard-to-reach destinations, and significantly reducing their travel time and effort compared to the commercial airlines.
Alter ego: Matt Damon’s character from “The Martian.” “When presented with a problem of near-unimaginable proportion, he rolled up his sleeves and decided, ‘I'm gonna science the crap out of this.’ I believe you can overcome nearly anything by breaking it down into smaller pieces and tackling them one at a time.”
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