Business Experience

Barbara Cleary's Realty-Guild
an exclusive affiliate of Christies International Real Estate
Jan. 2014 - present

John is a full-time Realtor at Barbara Cleary's Realty Guild where he is Barbara's partner and is responsible for Sales and Marketing. This local real estate firm is nearly 30 years old and has established a reputation for excellence. A single office agency, the Realty Guild has developed outstanding marketing materials and affiliations through both Christies International and Mayfair International for superior international reach. That is one of the main reasons he chose this firm.

Brotherhood & Higley Real Estate,  February 2009 - January 2014

John was a full time Realtor at Brotherhood & Higley in New Canaan from 2009 - 2014 where he was responsible for Sales, Marketing and Technology. This local real estate firm is New Canaan's oldest, operating since 1926. A single office agency Brotherhood & Higley is focused on New Canaan. That is one of the main reasons he chose this firm.

John complements his business partner Susan Engel's years of experience by bringing to the table a competitive technology-driven edge. His years working in e-Media and Army service allow him to relate to his clientele and organize strategies more effectively than most agents in town.

Cleveland Duble & Arnold Real Estate, Greenwich, Connecticut, 2008-2009

John was a full time realtor at this august 102 year old Greenwich real estate firm owned and managed by Tom Gorin and Gideon Fountain. Tom wrote the copy for all of our listings and taught me what great real estate copy is supposed to look like. Gideon made it look like fun to be a realtor. Tom sold Cleveland Duble & Arnold to Sotheby's in 2011, saying "Not many people are using the term 'Cleveland' to search for Greenwich real estate.", Founder and CEO, New Canaan, Connecticut, June 2003 – January 2009

John worked with a local New Canaan paper executive, Scott Vallely to found and they created a worldwide, competitive and comprehensive source for 40,000 consumer and corporate paper products. They created what was at the time the largest online paper source for greeting cards, wedding invitation, business card, office supply, stationery, envelope, graph paper, transfer paper, paper photo and printable stationery. The site served over 9,000 visitors per day out of the New Canaan headquarters and a call center. The company was sold in 2009 to an Internet marketing firm.

Warp Solutions, SVP of Sales and Marketing, New York City

2000 – 2001

I worked at this exciting technology startup, Warp Solutions, with fellow New Canaanite Paul Foley. Unfortunately, Warp's offices were within a mile of Ground Zero and we witnessed that tragedy from our offices. After 9-11 many of us had to leave lower Manhattan to work more locally and the company did not survive.

e-Media, Founder and CEO, New Canaan, Connecticut, February 1995 – February 2001

e-Media was the global broadband and e-commerce expert that combined proprietary, multi-media technologies with high bandwidth capacity to deliver consumer-centric Internet experiences in the entertainment, business-to- business and retail fields.
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year 2000

Since founding e-Media in his basement in 1995, John along with partner Michael Terretta transformed the company from simple e-builder to one which managed the hosting and distribution of more targeted advertising (25 million daily), more merchandising (90,000 sessions daily) and more video streaming (10 million monthly) than that of the top three Internet agencies combined. e-Media managed more than $1 million a month in e- commerce. Every year the company doubled or tripled revenues - profitably growing from 1 to 161 employees. Clients included World Wrestling Federation, Microsoft, HBO, Showtime, Warner Brothers, MGM, CondeNaste Publications, GE Capital, Virgin Atlantic, Reuters, ZDTV,, and The company was sold in 2002 and is now part of Akamai.


SGI, Vice President of Business Development, Stamford, Connecticut, January 1994 – February 1995

Business development for a design firm experienced in the design of annual reports and corporate communications. I took this position because SGI was seeking to enter the new field of CD-Rom and internet based corporate communications.

King-Casey, Inc., Director of Business Development, New Canaan, Connecticut

January 1992 – January 1994

King-Casey, Inc. is famous for corporate identity design, packaging design and product design. My job was to sell their services into durable goods industries such as sporting goods, office products, hardware and housewares. Clients included Harley Davidson, Rollerblade and Toro.

Eugene Casey and Fred King in 1953