Managing Director Business Development & Strategic Planning
John was born in Columbus, Ohio but grew up in Iowa and received his B.A. in Economics from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He joined MidAmerican Aerospace in July 2005 as Managing Director for Business Development & Strategic Planning, bringing 33 years of experience in the financial services industry.
He began his professional career in the Investment Department of Life Investors (now part of Transamerica), and then moved to SCI Financial Group as Director of Research. In 1978 he co-founded SCI Capital Management and helped build the company to just under $1 billion under management until SCI was acquired by Wells Fargo in 2001.
John’s financial and business experience has played an integral role in MidAmerican’s corporate financing, inventory buildup, and in developing the road map for MidAmerican’s growth.
John is a devoted husband, father to three children, and grandfather of five. He has served as a trustee of Cornell College, and has been active in many community activities, including: Cedar Rapids Community Schools, Cedar Rapids / Marion Iowa Chambers of Commerce, The United Way, Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library, Hillcrest Family Services, and Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids.