Software Development

Revenue: $0 to $3 million in six months

Profit: Increased 68% in one year


  • Fastest award of an SBIR grant in the program’s history
  • Nominated for a federal contractor award in the first year of business

“We would not be where we are today without the structure John’s coaching and out business operating system provide.”—Mailani Veney, founder and CEO

“Awesome to see the team working together, challenging each other, and collaborating in a healthy and respectful manner. You did a masterful job leading, setting the boundaries on Accountability Chart and our major project this quarter.” 

“John’s the maestro at getting it out of our heads and helping us prioritize.”

“By setting a number of different overlapping Scorecard items, Rocks, weekly meetings, in combination, we are working on the right things to move our company forward.”

“This operating system works, but more importantly you as our facilitator works. You bring out the best in our team. This isn’t something we will outgrow.”

“The problem with you John is you’ve set the bar so high. You’re so good at what you do.” 

“We accomplish great things every time. We’re stronger as a team. I like the clear expectations. It’s worth every dime we pay you.”

“John, we’ve been able to stay focused where we can have the most impact because of the support you’ve given me as my coach and friend.”

Mailani Veney

Founder and CEO, Kana Systems

“Another great session. Really amped about our Rocks, more so than ever before. I’ve never seen our team collaborate this way, challenge each other, push us forward.”-Christopher Burma

Christopher Burma

Vice President of Government Business, Kana Systems