John has a scientific research background as a biochemist then moved into international marketing of high-end scientific equipment. He developed the European market for DNA forensics before working as a consultant to evaluate markets and technologies with the MRC, GSK and AstraZeneca amongst others. He then moved into the City doing investment research, IPOs and secondary offerings on the emerging biotech sector. Following that he co-founded and ran a listed systems biology company before moving back to consultancy and independent investment research. He co-founded Analyst Hire with Robin Davison to offer strategic insight to companies and investors in the post MiFID II world.