John is a financial analyst in the software industry. He is formerly the President & Founder of Tiarta L.L.C. (www.tiarta.com), an independent, financial research firm that evaluates financial transparency and corporate communications in order to uncover indicators of operational, legal, accounting, financial, etc. problems. Prior to starting Tiarta, John worked in corporate finance, management consulting, and criminal investigations. He has an MBA in corporate finance from Virginia Tech and a BS in finance from Georgetown University.