Mr. John Petote is the Founder of CIO Solutions and serves as its Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. He has a degree in Business from the ICM School of Business. He previously served at Apeel Sciences as Board Member & Advisor. John is an angel investor and the founder and CEO of CIO Solutions, a Santa Barbara-based company that designs and implements custom IT solutions. He also serves on the boards of FutureInReview.com, the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, the Central Coast MIT Forum, and the South Coast Business & Technology Awards Nominating Committee, and he is an active member of the Santa Barbara Downtown Rotary Club. John graduated with honors from the Institute of Computer Management in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.