John is a Partner with Concentric Equity Partners and joined the firm in 2019. John is responsible for building relationships and investments throughout Asia. Prior to joining Concentric, he was the Founder of Room to Read, one of the fastest-growing social enterprises in history. John built a global organization by raising over $600 million in philanthropic capital that allowed Room to Read to bring the lifelong gift of education to over 18 million children in 17 countries across the developing world. John has published five books, including the best-selling Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, which was chosen by Amazon as one of the Top Ten Business Books of 2006. Goldman Sachs named him one of the World’s 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, and he was awarded Microsoft’s Alumnus of the Year by Bill and Melinda Gates. John is a popular speaker on leadership and purpose, with clients including BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Facebook, Fidelity, Google, Netflix, Nike and UBS. He is a frequent contributor to the BBC and CNBC. John is active as an advisor and board member to a number of private companies and non-profit organizations. John currently resides in Hong Kong with his wife Amy.