John is the president and co-founder of Walden Technology Partners, Inc., which began operations in March, 2007. At Walden, he is responsible for technology and market opportunity assessment, business development, partnership and go-to-market strategies for portfolio companies.

John’s skills include:

  • The ability to assess synergies and the strategic fit between technology suppliers and potential partners
  • The ability to identify new-market opportunities and the key attributes for success
  • The ability to develop and nurture key relationships necessary to gain access and visibility and to complete transactions

Prior to founding Walden, he was Group Vice President and General Manager for Information Infrastructure and Enabling Technologies at privately-held technology market research firm, IDC. At IDC, John managed a worldwide team of analysts serving IT professionals, investors, resellers, distributors, and manufacturers. His team focused on the capture, storage, management and output of information, and covered technologies including digital cameras and scanners, storage components and solutions, printers and multi-function peripherals, semiconductors, flat-panel displays, embedded operating systems, nano-technology, and bio-chip technology. John also oversaw IDC’s small and medium business, hardware channels, pricing, and leasing services. While at IDC, he became an internationally recognized speaker on storage and storage management trends and was a featured speaker at end-user, trade-organization, and sales-training events. While at IDC, John served as a trusted advisor to senior executives on a issues such as partnership, acquisition, and market development strategies.

John has more than 13 years of experience in IT operations, management, and finance. He came to IDC in 1995, from State Street Bank and Trust Company, where he was Manager for Information Technology Procurement. Prior to that, he held a number of research and operations management positions in banking, financial services, education, and healthcare.

John serves as a director on the board of StorMagic and is an active supporter of numerous non-profit services, arts and religious organizations in the greater Boston community.

Email: jmcarthur@waldentech.com

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