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John Keck

Advisor Asheville, North Carolina Area, US

Previously Product Manager / Technical Lead / Project Manager / IT Consultant, NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. University o

Previously Product Manager / Technical Lead / Project Manager / IT Consultant, NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. University o

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I have advised a half dozen or so startups. No Googles here though.


Explorer On sabbatical June 2015 - present
Product Manager / Technical Lead / Project Manager / IT Consultant NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration 2014 - 2015
Product Manager / Chief Technologist Xondie 2006 - 2010
Director of Web Development / Chief Technology Officer POP 2005 - 2006
Senior Director, International Consumer Web Operations RealNetworks 2005 - 2005
Group Manager, News and Entertainment RealNetworks 2002 - 2005
Manager, Creative Production RealNetworks January 2001 - February 2002
Programmer RealNetworks August 1999 - February 2001


University of Washington Computer Systems and Software 2000

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Fundraising
Markets of Interest
  • • Fashion
  • • Transportation
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Music
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Media
  • • Events
  • • Smart Home
  • • Dating
  • • Video
  • • Games
  • • Real Estate
  • • Education
  • • Content
  • • TV
  • • Movies/Film
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Edutainment
  • • Higher Education
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Teacher training

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Management • Product management • Program Management • Agile Methodologies • Software project management

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Diana Kantor
We worked together  •  Lead Software Engineer (Contractor, GST) for Scientific Software Rejuvenation, National Climatic Data Center.
John is not only great at knowing how to answer difficult questions surrounding software development and product design, but he is exception ... al at know the right questions to ask. If something isn't working, he'll think creatively to figure out why and how to fix it.
Bradley Lamb
We worked together  •  Digital Business Development & Strategy, Shop Your Way Rewards, Sears Holdings Corporation.
John is a smart, intellectually curious, passionate, and compassionate leader. I enjoyed working with and learning from him for several yea ... rs at Real Networks. His quest to improve the way things are done and attention to detail are second to none. All of his traits combined make him a great prospective entrepreneur. I highly recommend/vouch.
Mark Phillips
We worked together  •  Senior Research Scientist, NEMAC / UNC Asheville. Previously Owner, Geometry Technologies LLC. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.
John is an extremely clear thinker and communicator with an incredible ability to organize teams and keep things moving.
Ned Gardiner, PhD
We worked together  •  Climate Communications, Contractor to NOAA and Climate Visualization Project Manager, NOAA/Climate Program Office. Yale grad.
John and I worked on several complex web site designs, and he was always willing to ask the basic question that others ignored but without a ... nswers to which the project would surely fail. A champion for common sense and user-focused design, John was an important asset to our team.