Mr. Hughes is the Chief Information Officer and a co-founder of the Global Trust Group with over 15 years of service in venture investment and management. John has worked with Cisco, Sun/Oracle, and extensively with HP. John led one of HP’s initial online teams responsible for publishing corporate information including HP’s home page along with sensitive financial news such as press and earnings releases, annual reports, and crisis communications. John has also led software and web development projects ranging from large-scale information harvesting to the deployment of complex databases of customer information for HPs executive team. He has also served as a project manager deploying a series of highly secure networks connecting HP to its largest enterprise customers.
John has provided strategic guidance for numerous start-up companies. John’s expertise has helped these portfolio companies to establish technology operations and procedures, develop product plans and technology road maps, and scale towards larger operations. John has also founded several successful companies including Mediazure, an approved current software development vendor to HP, and Saguaro Professional Services, a resource for start-ups needing operational planning and business services. John holds a BA from University of California, Davis.