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John Mitchell bio

John Mitchell

John Mitchell is the Industrial Liaison Officer for the Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technology Engineering Research Center and Director of Corporate Engagement at Arizona State University.  John has extensive international executive level experience at Fortune 500 companies in addition to considerable experience in technology startup environments. During his tenure at Motorola, John helped build and manage Motorola’s international wireless joint ventures in Brazil, Chile, Egypt, and Mexico. At KPMG Consulting (now Bearing Point), John managed the Cisco / KPMG Sales Channel during a time when Cisco invested $1B into KPMG. At Openwave Systems, John helped Openwave build a worldwide sales and channels organization from the ground up. Openwave was the fastest growing software company since Microsoft during the late 90s and continues to be a dominant technology company today. More recently, John founded, grew and sold South Mountain Inc. a Recruiting Software (Applicant Tracking Systems) company based in Phoenix. John has a B.S. in Computer Science, a MBA from Kellogg and holds two software patents.

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