John serves as President of Spectrum Co. LLC, a consortium of broadcasters that is planning the transition of member stations to ATSC 3.0 ("NextGen") and developing platforms to support new businesses that exploit the advanced capabilities of the NextGen broadcasting standard. Spectrum Co. is creating a nationwide data distribution network leveraging the enormous data distribution capacity of hundreds of leading television broadcast stations.
John most recently served as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Pillsbury, a global law firm with a leading technology practice, where he primarily focused on counseling clients in telecom, broadcast and technology sectors and was deeply involved in matters related to the development and regulatory approval of ATSC 3.0.
A "go-to" advisor on spectrum matters, before joining Pillsbury John led a large satellite and wireless network development group. He has also served in executive positions with NBC, Lockheed Martin, and New World Communications Group. He is the inventor or co-inventor of four patents related to wireless and satellite spectrum.