John Jackson

Assistant Director, Business Development & Operations

John has 16 years of professional business development and operational management experience in a variety of technology services industries.  Most recently, John served as the Senior Business Intelligence Unit Manager for Tech Launch Arizona, the University of Arizona’s technology commercialization arm, providing valuable decision support for the commercialization of University of Arizona intellectual property.

John is a University of Arizona alum with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with focus in Entrepreneurship from the Eller College of Management.  John is an alum of the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program and is presently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, both at UA.

John is experienced and skilled in identifying market opportunities and the development of go-to-market strategies for technologies in a variety of domains. Taking into consideration the prime factors of technology commercialization, John has successfully launched and operated technology based companies to early stage revenue generation and alternative market entry, while driving the long term strategies of the company.

His multifaceted experience in industry-facing management roles have provided him a unique perspective in conducting industry needs analysis, identifying IP value propositions, and presenting viable solutions to potential partners. John’s professional network spans the business landscape and his practical, consultative approach has made him a trusted advisor to internal and external clients.