Johnny is the managing partner of the Hudson Valley Startup Fund, a member managed seed capital fund launched in 2015. HVSF has committed over $250K in two investments and continues to identify local scalable companies ready for investment. Johnny is also the co-founding co-Owner of CLUBWAKA, a nationwide social sports club serving 50,000+ customers annually in over 40 cities across the U.S. Since its launch in 1998 as The World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA), Johnny has lead the development of technology platforms, nationwide franchising programs, logistics and digital marketing programs and partnerships with global brands. Johnny’s early career spanned a decade in technical and management roles at America Online, Inc (AOL), and other software companies. Johnny holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, is the VP of the Rhinebeck Science Foundation, and lives in Rhinebeck with his wife, his three school aged children.