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John Braze

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Program Management | New Product Development, Varian Medical Systems. Wharton MBA 2016

Program Management | New Product Development, Varian Medical Systems. Wharton MBA 2016

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Product

Involved In


Various Idea Stage Companies


Program Manager | New Product Strategy & Development Varian Medical Systems January 2014 - present
Board of Directors Memory Care Café (non-profit) 2015 - present
Manager, Worldwide Commissioning & Advanced Support Varian Medical Systems 2009 - January 2014
Manager of Customer Projects, United States and Asia IBA 2005 - 2009
Operations Manager / Engineer IBA 2003 - 2005
Project Engineer C&L 1997 - 2002
Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine Service United States Navy 1990 - 1996


University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School Finance & Entrepreneurial Management
University of Texas of the Permian Basin Business Communication and Public Speaking (Sociology minor)
U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School Nuclear Reactor Technology / Nuclear Power Training Command
Stanford University Genetics and Genomics Certificate

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Medical Devices

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Bob Brett
We worked together  •  Equipment Engineer, Massachusetts General Hospital. Previously Equipment Engineer, Unitrode Corporation.
I have known John for a decade. We have worked together to build the infrastructure necessary to sustain the successful operation of a prot ... on facility. John understands that the plain things are the main things, i.e. the fundamentals of business include such mundane things as: having the right documentation available and easy to find, a stock room which has the right parts at the right quantity, good training programs, etc. John has worked at many levels within several organizations from the ground up and has an appreciation for what it takes to be organized for success. John would make a great advisor!
L. Alberto Cruz
We worked together  •  Vice President of Engineering, Hengjian Hadron Medical Technologies Co.Ltd. University of Florida grad.
John deeply believes that everything can, and should, be done better and that organizations owe it to their customers to continuously add mo ... re value. I worked with John, for over eight years, at two different companies, in the United States, Asia, and Europe. John’s willingness and ability to tackle any problem in any part of the business always impressed me. The “that’s not my job,” mindset does not exist in John’s DNA! John is an asset to any organization, and I would very much enjoy the opportunity to work together again.
Khurram Agha
They're my school  •  Principal Group Manager, Microsoft Corporation. Previously Principal Test Manager, Microsoft Corp. (Windows Phone Division). Wharton grad.
I have worked directly with John for several months now and I have found him to be very organized, methodical, detail oriented, and reliable ... .

Barry Behnken
They're my friends  •  Previously Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems, Raytheon. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Barry is extremely intelligent and thoughtful. And I have met few people so willing to help out others, without considering what is in it fo ... r themselves- Barry just wants to see people succeed. With military discipline, a scientists curiosity and business acumen, Barry can attack every angle of a problem and drive towards viable solutions with vigor.

Matt Verghese
Senior Product Manager, LinkedIn. Previously Senior Product Manager, Kiwi, Inc.. Wharton grad. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Matt has broad experience in strategy, private equity transactions, and technology. I have known Matt for several years and he has always be ... en a valuable resource.