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John Crain

John Crain

John Crain

Founder & Principal, 452 Consulting

John’s work in business development, finance, strategy, and information systems has spanned across Europe, North America, and the Middle East. He has led product launches in healthcare, sports marketing, specialty materials, telecommunications, executive search, scholastic testing, direct marketing and other industries. He also advises clients on strategic acquisitions. 

In addition to his consulting activities, John serves on the board of Mobile Doctors 24-7 International, an organization committed to bringing quality, affordable health care solutions to developing markets.

Prior to 452, John co-founded Vorbeck Materials where, as vice president of strategy and business development, he negotiated multi-year research agreements with multinational firms and government institutions. Previously, John served as head of the service innovation team at the newly merged Sprint-Nextel. His entrepreneurial roots date back to his days managing information systems at a privately held direct marketing company and, prior to that, co-founding an executive search firm in the Slovak Republic.

John received his bachelor’s degree in French literature and international relations from Georgetown University, with honors, and a master’s of business administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He speaks French and Slovak, in addition to English. 

John joined the Byte Back Board in 2014. As a Board member, John feels privileged to have the opportunity to support Byte Back and help open the doors of opportunity for so many.

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