I'm a brand builder.

There is a sweet spot between being an emotionally-driven brand with an amazing product experience and executing disciplined, ROI-based marketing. When these reinforce one another, magic happens.

This is where I live.


Currently Founder & CEO at The Bouqs Company where we are reinventing the consumer experience and supply chain in the floral industry. Since launch we have raised $43M in financing and the brand has been featured in outlets including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Daily Candy, The Today Show, MSN, Thrillist, Maxim, Access Hollywood, and many more. Nominated for Best Shopping experience by The Webby Awards, named #40 on Entrepreneurs 360 list, a Top 15 Startup to Watch by Inc, and to the Techweek 100. Check us out at Bouqs.com.

Mentor at Tech Stars and Amplify.LA, helping startups build great brands and gain traction.

I have been lucky enough to have appeared on amazing programming including ABC's Shark Tank, Cheddar, The Adam Carolla Show, USA Today Live, Business Rockstars, and 20/20, and have spoken on brand strategy and startups at Shop.org's National Retail Conference, Shop Talk, e-Tail, Startup Grind, The Montgomery Conference, Silicon Beach Fest, Amplify.LA, UCLA Anderson, LA Startup Week, Startup UCLA, Notre Dame, and more. Published author on business, brand and culture in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc, Entrepreneur, and more. Named to the socalTECH 50, and finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award '17.

John's Accolades

  • Named to the socalTECH 50

  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist

  • Published author on business, brand and culture in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc, Entrepreneur, and more

  • Advisor, Brand Strategy for Notre Dame Athletics.

  • NAWBO-LA Strategic Leadership Board

  • Advisory Board Member Avisare

  • MBA from UCLA Business School of Management

  • Mentor at AMPLIFY and TechStars

  • Only person to ever make the football team and the Glee club at Notre Dame.

  • Loving husband and dad to 3 kiddos.