John fundamentally believes that we each have a potential that far exceeds what our schools and the organizations we work for can currently help us achieve. He is relentlessly passionate about unleashing that potential through partnerships and technologies that directly support closing the distance more quickly between where we are and where we would like to go.
John runs two business that directly support this passion. Carney Inc, a 23-year-old services business, helps government agencies close their performance and skill gaps with technology-driven solutions in human capital, workforce development, leadership, acquisition, cybersecurity and simulated immersive training environments.
In 2011, John founded MARi LLC to take a revolutionary leap forward in accelerating individual potential. This intelligent, personalized skill GPS platform, called MARi (short for Marianas Trench), starts by building a lifelong, whole-person knowledge and skills profile – enabling a personalized guide for individuals as they close any skill gap in school and career. MARi is already intelligently tracking over 50,000 data points per person and smart-matching individuals to skills, certifications and jobs.
Mixed in with his empowerment passions, John recharges and challenges himself through personal adventures like climbing the seven summits, expeditions to the North and South Poles, marathons, Ironman triathlons, and various bike and hike treks. Along the way he’s met amazing people, with inspiring stories, from diverse cultures and backgrounds – each time reigniting his belief in the positive power of the human spirit.