John Montgomery is a corporate attorney, entrepreneur, executive coach, and writer. He is the founder of Montgomery & Hansen, LLP, a Silicon Valley–based corporate law firm. He is also the founder of Startworks, a technology incubator. He works primarily with high-potential entrepreneurial teams to help them translate their visions into successful companies.
John recently received a California Lawyer of the Year award from California Lawyer magazine for his work as a cochair of the legal working group behind California’s new benefit corporation law. A frequent speaker on venture capital, he has produced professional education programs for SmartPros/Cognistar: Understanding the Venture Capital Term Sheet Process and Introduction to Venture Capital Financing Agreements.
Prior to founding Montgomery & Hansen in 2003, John was cochairman of the venture capital practice at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP.
John is a student of non-dual philosophical systems, neuroscience, developmental theory, and organizational development. In 2010, he cofounded Chrysallis, a human development company that aims to change the human development paradigm and support healthy, full, productive lives for billions of people.