Former CFO/COO of mobi Corp.
John Pence is a native of Austin, Texas, with over 25 years of accounting, finance, operations and transaction experience serving both as a part of management and as an advisor across numerous industries (including... software, consumer products, real estate development, semiconductors, telecommunications, and manufacturing).
Most recently John helped lead the turnaround and successful sale of mobi Corp, serving on its board and acting as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Through John’s direction, mobi implemented best in class “agile” software development techniques/disciplines while migrating from on-premises enterprise solutions to scalable “cloud based” SaaS products. Prior to joining mobi, Mr. Pence served in various senior leadership roles with Freescale Semiconductor, including Chief Financial Officer for EMEA, based in Toulouse, France. During his tenure at Freescale, Mr. Pence helped to successfully separate Motorola’s $6 billion and 25,000 employee Semiconductor Products Division through an IPO. He subsequently contributed to $11 billion of shareholder value creation as a result of the largest technology, private-equity transaction in history with a consortium led by the Blackstone Group.
In addition Mr. Pence worked for J. Baxter Brinkmann International Corporation, as SVP, responsible for leading the finance and accounting organizations of a mature group of diversified consumer products companies. He also worked for Allied Riser Communications, an early stage broadband services provider. While at Allied Riser Communications, he assisted in completing eight separate venture, IPO, debt and convertible financing transactions and four acquisitions as its VP of Corporate Finance. John began his career in the Dallas office of Arthur Anderson & Co. where his client’s ranged from small privately held development stage companies to large multinational public companies primarily in the manufacturing and high technology marketplace.
Mr. Pence has a BBA degree with honors in Accounting and Finance from The University of Texas in Austin. He is also a CPA