John Gannon

President & Chief Executive Officer at Blue Spark Technologies, Inc.

John Gannon

John Gannon

President & Chief Executive Officer at Blue Spark Technologies, Inc.

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Blue Spark Technologies, Inc.
SunBridge Partners, Inc.

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4

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Sirit, Inc.

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Co-Founder at SunBridge Partners, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Bloom Energy Corp.

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Co-Founder at SunBridge Partners, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Embedded Planet, Inc.

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Director at MAR Systems, Inc.

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Managing Director at Capital One Bank (USA), NA

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Reliance Electric Generation & Supply Ltd.

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Former Chief Financial Officer & Vice President at The Tranzonic Companies

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Chairman at Alien Technology LLC

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John Gannon
President & Chief Executive Officer at Blue Spark Technologies, Inc.
Education
MBA
Class of 1993

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

B.S., Aerospace Engineering
Class of 1989

Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. Penn State, founded in 1855 as an agricultural college, admitted its first class in 1859. Today Penn State is one of four “state-related” universities (along with the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Lincoln University), institutions that are not state-owned and -operated but that have the character of public universities and receive substantial state appropriations.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
Current

Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. develops and produces thin film batteries. Its products include wearable wireless thermometer, standard and ultra-thin batteries, sensors, transdermal patches, and powered cards. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Westlake, OH.

Founding Managing Director
2000 - Current

Equitek Capital focuses on investments in the international technology sector. The firm typically participates in growth-stage deals involving companies in the following fields: semiconductors, adaptive computing, pervasive computing, broadband wireless access technology, optical networking, network management, provisioning and security, remote monitoring, self-aware systems and human interface technologies. Equitek looks for companies with (1) strong senior management teams (2) a good mix of technical/research and commercial skills (3) technology that represents either significant breakthrough beyond the status quo or a completely new concept with significant impact (4) technology that is feasible, commercially viable, and has the potential to become a dominant factor in its sector (5) technology that offers high barriers to entry, possibly in the form of patent protection or unique proprietary elements (6) companies with large potential addressable market and (7) companies with the potential to become a publicly listed company in three years or less.

Co-Founder
2012 - Current

SunBridge Partners invests in private US-based technology companies that provide advanced technologies in computing, communications and manufacturing, including materials, semiconductors, components, equipment and software. They have a particular focus on wireless communications, radio frequency identification tags (RFID) and systems and enabling software. Within these sectors, SunBridge emphasizes searching for companies that are developing platform technologies rather than individual products. They target platform technologies that can be applied across different product areas and end-user sectors, leading to greater potential financial success and providing flexibility as markets and end-user demand change over time

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Alien Technology LLC engages in design, manufacture and sale of radio frequency identification products. Its professional services include custom training, technical consulting, program and project management, site survey and spectrum analysis, physical architecture review, product packaging and tag placement, optimal antenna and reader placement & orientation, system configuration and technical support & maintenance. The firm’s products include chips, tags, readers and antennas. The company was founded in December 1994 by John Stephen Smith and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. develops and produces thin film batteries. Its products include wearable wireless thermometer, standard and ultra-thin batteries, sensors, transdermal patches, and powered cards. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Westlake, OH.

Director
Current

Embedded Planet, Inc. develops and manufactures single board computers and embedded systems solutions for the military, medical, industrial and networking markets. Its products include debugging tools, development boards, firmware, and diagnostics software. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Political Donations
$2,000
2003

Former President of United States

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Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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