John Brandon

John Brandon

John retired from Apple Inc. in October, 2015 as their Vice President of International after almost fifteen years. He was responsible for the largest revenue piece for Apple, culminating in over $100 Billion in his last year. Prior to Apple, John was the CEO of Academic Systems, an educational content company which he sold to Lightspan, Inc. They took the combined company public on NASDAQ in February, 2000. For the ten years before that, he served as the Vice President and General Manager of North America for Adobe Systems. Earlier John held sales management positions at both General Parametrics Corporation and Texas Instruments.

He currently holds for-profit board seats for Hexagon AB; Securitas AB; and two privately held venture-backed companies. He also sits on two nonprofit boards – Young Life and the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. John also is an advisor for Conductive Ventures, a $100M technology venture capital fund. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Atherton, California.

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