Born in Rutland Vermont, JB is the oldest of 6 kids. His dad was a Korean war Veteran in the US Navy and 6 of his 7 brothers were in the Navy also. His mother raised them right and did the books for his dad’s small businesses. JB grew up in West Rutland VT, population 2,000. His graduating high school class had 48 students, which was considered a big class at the time. John went to college at the University of Vermont in Burlington where he played Division 1 Varsity Baseball.
After graduating from Vermont, he moved to Boston to seek fame and fortune. JB slept on his buddies’ couch and actually hand delivered resumes to job prospects; no internet then. For 32 years, JB worked in the Financial Services Industry for large money managers Putnam Investments and Columbia Threadneedle, including 2 years in the United Kingdom. His primary jobs were sales and client relationship management.
JB semi-retired a few years ago and now is a small business owner. He and his partners own 2 Mr Rooter Plumbing Franchises in Las Vegas and Tucson. The business can be draining – sorry. John has 3 boys and a wonderful wife, and they have lived in SoCal for 24 years.
John is also partner and GM of System4 – a commercial cleaning franchise covering Los Angeles County, where they are “cleaning up” with a growing pre and post Covid business.
JB is currently our Director of Community and Youth Service and next year will be one of our vice-presidents.