John serves as the Chair and President of Team Tarlton’s board of directors. John is also President and Chief Executive Officer for Tarlton Properties and is responsible for the overall vision and strategy for the company and its portfolios. Under John’s leadership, Tarlton’s signature property – Menlo Park Labs – has become an in-demand destination for many scientists from Stanford and other universities on their path to commercializing medical breakthroughs.
A licensed Real Estate Broker, John is presently associated with NAIOP and a member of the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers. His community leadership includes serving on a number of local municipal boards, raising funds for the Cate School and GeoKids (USGS Daycare Center), as well as leading numerous Mid-Peninsula Rebuilding Together (formerly Christmas in April) projects.
John is also an avid endurance athlete, competing in extreme sports to raise money and awareness for cancer research at the Stanford Cancer Institute. Most recently, he competed in the Lake Tahoe 72 Mile Ultra Marathon. In 2014, he completed the 3,000-mile Race Across America.
John holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA, where he earned numerous engineering awards, including honors from the ASME, EPRI, ASHRAE, and NASA.