John Connors joined Ignition as a Partner in 2005. He invests principally in business software and services.
Prior to joining Ignition, John spent sixteen years at Microsoft Corporation in several strategic roles. From January 2000 to April 2005 he was senior vice president of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer.
John also held a variety of positions including vice president of the Worldwide Enterprise Group, and vice president and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Before serving as CIO, he held a number of positions within and outside finance, including Corporate Controller, General Manager of worldwide financial operations, Director of business operations of Microsoft’s European headquarters in Paris, and Director of business operations of the Worldwide Sales and Support Strategy Group.
John is a member of the Board of Directors of Nike, FiREapps, Scout Analytics, Datasphere, Motif Investing, Splunk, Opscode, Parse and Tier 3. He was also a Board member of Heroku which was sold to Salesforce.com in 2010 and Xensource which was sold to Citrix in 2007.
John received his BA in accounting from the University of Montana. He also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Montana.