Serial entrepreneur and most recently CEO of SuperBetter Labs (digital health behavior change tools). Looking to support startups and executives in the digital health space.
John Solomon has a dark secret that everyone needs to know about. That's right, he's a fan of Duke basketball. Yet, despite this hideous skeleton he drags around with him, he's still the type of visionary leader people line up to follow. Probably because he dares to think big, and then makes that big idea seems simple enough to inspire those around him to join him in making it a reality. He's a smart, fair and honest boss and a great person to have at the helm of any project.
John took the lead as our account manager at enoVate in early 2010. He and his team did a nice job validating the potential of our products in the emerging Chinese market. He also provided consumer insights, identified target markets and recommended implementation strategies. Looking back, his conclusions about our business and market potential were accurate. We appreciated his work and creativity.
John, who helped start, fund and grow enoVate, was a constant source of positivity, encouragement and hard love while I was with enoVate. He lead a diverse team to create truly innovate work in a space in China not known for its forward thinking or creativity. I highly recommend working with him.
It has been a great pleasure to work with John and witness his journey towards building enovate. His vision and determination has allowed him to turn an idea into a successful youth research firm in just over 2 years.
Undeterred by any obstacle, John’s perseverance and forward thinking led to enovate’s growth and ultimately its acquisition.
John’s ability to be both a leader and a team player earned him the trust and respect of his team. His ability to balance the needs of his team and the challenges of a start-up in China is commendable.
John is a natural entrepreneur with a true passion for building and pushing the boundaries of excellence. He would be a great asset to any start-up or company he chooses to join.
John is a great entrepreneur who has a clear long term strategy, but isn't afraid to roll his sleeves up and work hard to make his vision a reality. He is a strong leader and built an enthusiastic and hard working team to develop new products and services in a lean start-up environment. He has been successful in a tough market, and his appreciation for innovation and design has inspired many around him.
John is a level headed leader who inspires his team by virtue of his own passion for design, marketing and innovation. At Enovate he worked hard to instill a strong sense of company culture in spite of limited resources. It was a pleasure to have had John as a manager and a mentor.
Many organizations suffer from existing senior leadership who sadly cannot manage people. John has a rare combination of expertise and people management skills that sets him apart and above the norm. John has good instincts--something you cannot mechanically build. Whether part of a team or leading the team, the task at hand will be done expertly and efficiently: not only with logic and common sense, but with a strategic sense. This is the key to his successes. Would I work for him? You bet!