John Wechsler | @wechsler
John has founded, co-founded or served in C-level roles in several high-growth and venture-backed startups including Formstack, Formspring, DeveloperTown, Vontoo, Wishoo and beenz. John is also an active advisor to entrepreneurs and startup teams. John founded Launch Fishers, a 52,000 square foot launch pad for start-ups and high-potential enterprises with the goal of being a catalyst for economic development. Most recently in early 2018, John founded the first internet of things lab in the state – the Indiana IoT Lab: Fishers.
John has been a lifetime volunteer with community and nonprofit organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce where he co-chairs the Technology & Innovation Council. John started his career at IBM where he managed the global account plans for multiple Fortune 500 clients and achieved membership in the Golden Circle – recognizing the top 1.5% of the IBM sales force. Prior to starting with IBM John earned a marketing degree from Indiana University where he participated in the School of Business Overseas Study Program in Maastricth, the Netherlands. John also served in the US Army where he learned the art of rappelling from perfectly functioning helicopters as an Air Assault qualified member of the First Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas!