John Pozadzides (born August 13, 1970), most commonly known as “John P.”, is an American journalist, entrepreneur and early Web standards advocate. He’s married to Holly Pozadzides (married August 10, 1990) and has no children. John is the CEO of media company Livid Lobster, former CEO of the Web Analytics company Woopra, and co-host, along with Cali Lewis, of the popular news series GeekBeat TV.
During the early days of the World Wide Web, John became an outspoken advocate of web standards while contributing to the discussions surrounding early HTML specifications, and later CSS specifications. He created The Web Design Group (AKA – HTMLHelp.com), one of the first 3,000 Websites on the Internet and an early educational reference to teach others how to create Websites. It was later inducted into the W3C’s CSS Hall of Fame for contributions to Cascading Style Sheets.
John’s professional career, beginning in the mid-1990’s centered on Internet infrastructure sales and management including connectivity, security, and hosting. He held positions of Vice President at SAVVIS Communications, Director at Cable & Wireless, and Chief Marketing Officer at Layered Technologies, as well as serving on the President’s Cloud Computing advisory board.
Speaking, Appearances and Brand Representation
John is a highly vetted, public personality available for specific brand representation engagements. Clients for past engagements include Qualcomm, Panasonic, Verizon, AT&T, Samsung, Ford, Toyota and many more.
He’s also an experienced Keynote speaker, having given talks and presentations at public and corporate events in Japan, the UK, and the US on topics ranging from management and leadership to the future of technology.
If you’re interested in discussing an opportunity, feel free to contact John P.
Artist and Craftsman
John P. is a formally trained bladesmith, blacksmith, welder and direct metal sculptor. As a member of the American Bladesmith Society, John studied under four different Master Bladesmiths, and gave a small glimpse into the process in a video produced as a pilot for a potential show. His metal art and sculptures have appeared in juried exhibits, and are in personal collections around the US.
As a patron of the arts John also served as Committee Chair & Webmaster for the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, Secretary of the City of Frisco, TX Public Art Board, and was appointed to serve as a member of the City of Frisco’s 2005 Bond Committee.
John has a strong interest in alternative energy and eco-friendly living, and his leadership in these areas is demonstrated by his willingness to implement and then share first hand experience. His Complete Guide to Solar Arrays is among the most watched in the world, and his overview of the Chevy Volt
and complete guide to hybrid plugins come from the unique perspective of personally owning three.
John credits Ed Begley Jr. for inspiring him to take an interest in alternative energy and Green initiatives.
John’s Favorite Quote
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly.
Specialization is for insects.
—Robert A. Heinlein from The Notebook of Lazarus Long