Founder, Executive Vice President & Director of Operations, Ceveal Solutions
John is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Ceveal Solutions. In this role, he acts as Director of Operations, creating and executing operational strategies and policies. John is charged with constructing and leading all aspects of the full crisis immersion operations and follow-on evaluations.
A 24-year Iraq War Veteran, John is a Marine Aviator whose background also includes Intelligence and Planner specialties. However, it is his extensive experience with functional exercises and drills where his insight is invaluable to Ceveal Solutions. The brainchild of Golden Phoenix, John orchestrated over 2,000 participants from 210 local, state, and Federal Law Enforcement agencies, Fire, Medical, and Intelligence communities, Department of Defense, Industry, Tribal, Academia, and Non-Governmental Organizations marking the cornerstone of his career in this highly successful, multi-agency collaborative training event. This Federal 100 Award recipient also taps into his considerable knowledge and experience as a consultant for the Departments of Energy and Homeland Security where his liaison and facilitation skills are instrumental to operations of Ceveal Solutions.
John earned his BA from Kenyon College in Political Science and holds certifications from the Department of Homeland Security in Exercise and Evaluation Programs and Exercise Design. A Marine Corps University graduate, John holds a Masters from San Diego State University’s Homeland Security Graduate Program where he is currently an adjunct faculty member.