Chief Executive Officer, Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
John Farina received his B.S. in Education and Mathematics from Villanova University, and his M.A. in Communications Management from the University of Southern California. Mr. Farina has a demonstrated history of identifying, building, and running successful hardware, software, and professional services businesses in technologies, including digital imaging, software development, e-commerce, computer graphics, and electronic publishing. He has served as President and/or CEO of Vidyah, Inc., IXL, Inc., Quintar Co., and the Quintar Division of Bell and Howell. After leading a venture-backed buyout of the Quintar Division, he merged the company with Splash Technology, helping to build a computer graphics powerhouse with an $80M/year revenue stream in less than one year. As a senior partner and Managing Director of IXL Ventures, LLC, a $300M venture capital fund with 29 companies in its portfolio, Mr. Farina was responsible for deal selection and review, selection of board members and senior management, monitoring of company activities, and strategic relations with major Venture Capital firms including Chase Capital Partners, Flatiron, GE Capital, Intel Capital, and others. Mr. Farina has served on the Boards of Quintar, IXL, Splash, and Vidyah, and the Digital Coast Roundtable.