About John Belizaire

John is a versatile CEO and serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded, scaled multiple technology companies over a 20-year career. He is currently the CEO of Soluna, a company helping to shape the future of renewable energy development. Before Soluna, John was the founder and CEO of FirstBest, a transformative insurance software company acquired by Guidewire Software and Theory Center, an e-commerce software company acquired by BEA Systems. Before becoming an entrepreneur, John was the lead architect for Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group. John is on the advisory board of several software-as-a-service, data analytics, and insurtech startups. He is the editor of CEOPLAYBOOK, an online publication full of sage advice for first-time founder CEOs. He is on the board of IFG Companies, one of the largest privately-held insurance groups in the US. John is also a trustee of Harlem Academy, an independent school in New York.

#CEO Podcast: Culture Should be Curious-Are You Inspiring Curiosity in Your Team? (with Corey Thomas)

By |2021-01-18T14:08:38-05:00July 11th, 2020|

Corey Thomas isn’t in the role he thought he’d be as Chairman and CEO of Rapid7, but 7 years, a ton of successes, a failure or 3 and an impressive and enviable culture, show that sometimes our paths lead us exactly where we belong. 

#CEO Podcast:The CEO’s Journey — You Don’t Have to Travel Alone (with Bouzha Cookman)

By |2020-07-11T13:11:09-04:00June 3rd, 2020|

Being a leader in tough economic times means striking a healthy balance between pessimism and optimism. As CEOs, we have to make tough decisions. We also have to keep up morale. Bouzha Cookman, of Catlin & Cookman, explains how CEO peers group can help.

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