John Nelson, Chief Technology Officer and Partner

John is the key architect who led the development of Rethink’s patented electronic collaborative space technology for ideation and creative problem solving.

Prior to his involvement with Rethink, John’s career included many years of implementing and maintaining financial, web, and procedural applications using Microsoft technologies. John successfully launched a full-service Internet Service Provider (ISP) business that designed front- and back-end web solutions for businesses and provided Internet consulting services.

John supported IBM as the Head of Quality Assurance for IBM’s ENTERPRISE 98 project. His thought-leading work enabled IBM to offer customized B2B products and services within a secure e-commerce web application directly to their biggest corporate consumers/partners (including AMX, Travelers Insurance, McDonald’s, Lexis Nexis, Johnson and Johnson, and Price Waterhouse).

John has extensive hands-on programming expertise serving clients, such as Houghton Mifflin, Reed Elsevier, General Atlantic Partners, and Gartner.

John is an avid snowboarder, martial artist and adventure seeker. He enjoys the outdoors, writing and technology.