John is a Managing Director at Hawthorne Capital, focused on helping companies expand to emerging markets, including the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. John spent six years as a Senior Advisor to Lux Venture Capital Management, where he advised on international investment opportunities and technology deal flow. After working in the White House on the China Free Trade agreement, John drafted speeches and worked on economic policy for a number of U.S. presidential candidates. He has advised foreign governments on the security of their monetary supplies and has published on global petroleum security. John received his B.A. magna cum laude from Georgetown University, and his J.D. with Honors from University of Wisconsin. John also studied law in China while at the University of Beijing.