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John Hall

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

CTO and Co-Founder, Tradesy. Previously Director of Technology Santa Monica,

CTO and Co-Founder, Tradesy. Previously Director of Technology Santa Monica,

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Back End Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Back End Engineering

Involved In




CTO Heartbeat August 2016 - present
Founder & CEO LoyHall July 2015 - present
CTO and Co-Founder Tradesy March 2012 - June 2015
Director of Technology Santa Monica 2006 - March 2012
Senior Developer and System Administrator 2004 - 2006
Senior Programmer SQLFusion March 2003 - April 2004
Senior Web Programmer Lakeshore Learning Materials 2001 - 2003
Sr Programmer/Development Manager 1998 - 2000
Pre-install Engineer Toshiba America May 1996 - May 1998


California State University, Fresno 1990 - 1994

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Green
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Linux • SEO • Sem • Front end • Analytics

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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David Bill
They're my friends  •  CTO @ Freestyle Capital. Former CTO/co-founder CoTweet and Advisor to, Wanelo, True & Company, Livefyre, and more.
John has great experience from & Tradesy that I'm sure would be very applicable to a number of other spaces.
Triyono Tjokronegoro
We worked together  •  CEO, Previously Senior Systems Developer,
John Hall possesses both technical and business knowledge of running and managing a company. John understands how to prioritize workloads an ... d manage resources to boost a company's productivity.
Tracy DiNunzio
They're my current cofounder  •  Founder, Tradesy, Inc..
John is a world-class entrepreneur. As my technical cofounder at Tradesy, he was employee #2, was instrumental in growing our business from ... $0 to $100m+ valuation, and grew our tech team to 30+ heads. Any CEO would be lucky as hell to have him.
David Hoyt
They're my friends  •  Owner, Principle Plastics.
I know John to be a "Best of Class" technical entrepreneur, with an imaginative and creative approach to problem solving and idea generation ... .
Eric Holmen
They're my friends  •  President | CMO | CRO, Invoca. Previously SVP Marketing and Sales | CMO, Silverpop, an IBM Company.
He's already proven as a successful co-founder, he has disprove ideas, and the technical chops to build a great company.
Martin Schmitt
We worked together  •  CTO & CoFounder, RevMaker and Founder, CTO,
John has grown from a talented programmer in the early days of the internet to a capable and experienced manager while soaking up years of b ... usiness experience in successful start-up environments. John has the desire and the talent to be a keystone member of a top notch management team.

Quinn Goldstein
We worked together  •  Business strategy, biz dev, operations, processes, logistics, negotiating, deal closing, recruiting, and hiring. MIT grad.
Quinn is a great communicator and is able to very quickly understand any aspect of a business by asking simple, direct questions. He's able ... to see the big picture of any business he's working with and is passionate about guiding businesses in the right direction. Every time I've worked with him he's put in long hours to make sure we get it done correctly. He's patient, thoughtful, and a true pleasure to be around... especially in a chaotic and stressful startup environment.

Triyono Tjokronegoro
We worked together  •  CEO, Previously Senior Systems Developer,
Triyono is natural business leader and is great at leading a team in developing great products.