As Managing Director of Fountain 33, John leads all of his family businesses, private equity investments, and real estate development while driving both strategic as well as tactical investment and asset portfolio management. As President of Fountain 33 Foundation, he shepherds the deployment of family foundation assets to maximize impact, with the current area of focus in both education and mental health. John and his wife Amy were recently recognized on the September 2021 cover of Gulfshore Life magazine as 2021 “Forces of Philanthropy” in Southwest Florida.
In his most recent corporate role, John was Managing Partner in Lucas Group’s Military Division, John connected client companies to the US Military’s elite performers – top talent that consistently delivered impressive business and operational results. John helped his clients to develop and fulfill critical staffing initiatives across key functional areas, including general management, operations, engineering, marketing, and business development. Prior to joining Lucas Group John served in several planning, finance, marketing, and corporate development roles, including Vice President of Client Development for Raptor Networks, a start-up network switching and routing manufacturer and Finance Business Manager for the Walt Disney Company, a Fortune 100 corporation.
Preceding his time in business, John served five years as a US Navy Nuclear Submariner, where he received the Operations Tactics Award as the top performer in his peer group (1 of 150). Graduating Phi Kappa Phi, with Distinction, from the US Naval Academy in 1991, John earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering while gaining leadership distinction, as he was ranked in the top five of 970 classmates in leadership and received the award as the most distinguished athlete in academics, athletics, and leadership. He was also recognized for the athletic talent he displayed as a four –year starter on the lacrosse team, being named Division I All-American, Academic All-American, and member of the North-South All-Star team. In 1998, John earned his MBA with Second Year Honors from Harvard Business School.
John is currently on the Community School of Naples Foundation Board of Directors as well as the Lee Health Foundation Board of Trustees. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association’s Orange County Chapter as well as President of the US Naval Academy Alumni Association’s Los Angeles and Orange County Chapter. On a fun side note, while living in Orange County, John played competitive pick-up basketball with luminaries such as Tony Gonzalez and AC Green. He currently enjoys golfing, tennis, skiing, physical fitness, fine dinning, traveling, yachting, spending time with his family and friends, and coaching his girls’ Community School of Naples Elementary Girls’ Lacrosse Team.
Amy Quinn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in treating teens and young adults with depression and anxiety. She is also certificated in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a specialized treatment for trauma.
Amy also has a master’s degree in organizational behavior and evaluation science. She has extensive experience designing, implementing and evaluating prevention interventions in school districts, organizations and non-profits. She spent several years evaluating outcomes of emotional awareness training for middle school and high school students in the Los Angeles County School Districts. She has served as an Adjunct Faculty in the Graduate Program of Organizational Psychology at Vanguard University of Southern California where she taught Applied Research Methods, Stress and Health in Organizations and advised students on their research projects.
Amy is currently working on her PhD in Educational Leadership at Northwest Nazarene University, where she is writing her dissertation on burnout and graduate training for mental health professionals. She has published several articles on teen mental health, resilience, complex PTSD, and trauma at GoodTherapy.org. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Community School of Naples and the Kids Minds Matter Advisory Board. She enjoys weekend bike rides with her three children, family beach days, and summers returning to her native Southern California.