John serves as the Managing Director and Head of Lumina Impact Ventures, the impact investing arm of Lumina Foundation. He sources, structures, underwrites, and negotiates impact investments to support Lumina’s strategic priorities towards Goal 2025.
John most recently served as program and portfolio officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, managing a $100+ million mission-driven and program-related investments portfolio and making grants to further the field of impact investing. He earlier held positions at J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, and Merrill Lynch as an investment banker in various roles including M&A advisory, credit risk analysis, equity research, capital structure optimization, and corporate finance in both debt and equity products.
He is the founder of Potencity, a social venture to match diverse talent to opportunities, focused on mid-, senior-, and board-level positions.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
John earned his BA from Yale University and an Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management; he also spent a semester studying at The Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Boren Fellow.
Born in Cambodia, John immigrated to the US at a young age as a survivor of the Khmer Rouge concentration camps; he and his family were sponsored to the United States by the Catholic Sisters of St. Francis in Wisconsin where he grew up.
John is serving his fellowship in Indianapolis at Lumina Foundation under the mentorship of Chris Eyre of Legacy Venture. He is a member of Class 23.