John Hall is a Managing Director of Horizon Ventures. He has more than 18 years of experience in the venture capital industry. He co-founded Newtek Ventures II in 1989, where he was a General Partner until 1999 when he co-founded Horizon Ventures. Before becoming a venture capitalist, John had broad experience as a senior financial executive over a 20-year period, including Syntex Pharmaceuticals for 7 years as the International Chemical Group Controller and Intel Semiconductors for 4 years as Group Controller of International Operations. He was a co-founder of Cadnetix, a successful EDA software company where he was CFO for 7 years, taking them through their IPO and later participating in the sale of the company for over $300M in 1989. As a venture capitalist, John has been a member of 18 boards of directors of both private and public companies and currently serves on the boards of three private companies. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance and an M.B.A. in Finance from San Jose State University.