John is a successful entrepreneur with a passion for solving consumer problems. He co-founded Lookout (formerly Flexilis), along with James Burgess and Kevin Mahaffey, after extensive research into mobile security threats. Prior to Lookout, John founded Unwire Iraq, a non-profit providing wireless networks to U.S. combat troops, and Daily Wireless, an online news and information source covering all aspects of the wireless marketplace for business (acquired by Focus Research, Inc.). His Bluetooth Sniper project resulted in a world-record-setting attack on a Bluetooth-enabled mobile device over a mile away.
John is a frequent speaker at industry events, including Black Hat Technical Security Conference, DEFCON and Microsoft’s Bluehat Security Conference. BusinessWeek recently selected John as a Best Young Tech Entrepreneur for 2010.
John studied at the University of Southern California and has extensive experience with information security and wireless communication technologies.