As Chairman of Hire Velocity, John West draws upon a distinguished career as an entrepreneur, global business executive and technology investor to provide strategic direction for Hire Velocity’s Total Workforce Solutions. For the last 15 years, he has focused on providing capital and performance mentoring to high-growth businesses, primarily in the Technology and Human Capital sector. John has played an integral role in supporting Hire Velocity and offering insight into its business model since its inception.
Previously, John was the founder and CEO of System One Solutions, Inc., a technology staffing and consulting firm started in 1987. In early 2000, John sold System One to Monster Worldwide, and shortly after he decided to focus on his own investments in high-potential industries. In John’s early career he spent nine years in leadership roles at Marathon Oil, a Fortune 50 Company. He earned a B.S. in Engineering from Penn State and a MBA from Bowling Green University.
John is very active serving on both corporate and non-profit boards, including Florida Funders, a venture capital fund and crowdsourcing platform focused on early-stage technology companies. John has also served on the boards of Vector Solutions, an eLearning company acquired by Providence Equity Partners; Acclaris, a global HRO SaaS company acquired by Towers Watson; and Tribridge, a global technology consulting firm acquired by DXC Technology. John is the past National Board Chair for the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the University of Tampa.