FAST COMPANY: What do you believe in possible that others don't?
JOHN CARON: I believe that the cash register is a thing of the past. I believe that in the next ten years, it will be gone. Mobile will transform how we shop, how we engage with each other, with the brands, with retailers, and will profoundly change the way we consume goods.
What do you believe is possible that others don't?
Bringing more than 20 years of management and entrepreneurial experience in media and commerce technology and services, John is responsible for Modiv's marketing and business development initiatives. Through his innovation and leadership, John has been a driving force behind the growth, IPO, and sale of a half-dozen early-stage and high-growth companies including ATG (now Oracle), Gartner, NuMega (now Compuware), Factpoint (now GeoTrust), and Open Environment (now Borland). John, and his team, developed the marketing strategies that drove ATG's revenues from $25M to $165M. During his tenure at Gartner, a billion dollar global technology research and consulting firm, John's team oversaw the global rebuild of sales efficacy and customer loyalty programs. At NuMega, John's team drove global partner marketing and sales behind a 500% increase in channel revenue. A frequent speaker in both technology and academia, John has guest lectured at Harvard, Babson, Emerson and Northeastern. John holds Bachelor Degrees in Marketing and Finance from Syracuse University.