John Basso is a veteran business technology consultant who has been leading technical teams and implementing leading-edge custom application development solutions for over 15 years. His dynamic spirit and enthusiasm have helped Amadeus Consulting build exceptionally close relationships with many long-term clients.
John's demonstrated ability to manage complex custom software development programs has led to senior executive positions with several Amadeus Consulting clients from start-up through venture funding. As the Chief Technology Officer of PlanetOutdoors.com, John led the development and technical operations of a major e-commerce retailer.
At Circadence, a network communication and infrastructure company, he led corporate strategy, product marketing, advertising and research. John currently sits on the board of advisors of iSatori Global Technologies, where he helped establish key processes for sustained business growth. As the Chief Strategy Officer of iSatori, John managed the technology group and the design, development and implementation of an advanced technology platform.
In addition, John has extensive experience with venture capital funding and was a key contributor to equity investments deals for three different promising startup companies of over $20 million each.
Prior to Amadeus Consulting, John was a senior technology practice consultant for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in Chicago, where he spent five years delivering enterprise software solutions to Fortune 500 companies. John managed large-scale projects across the U.S. and Europe, developing technical architectures to link legacy and client server systems.
When not working on client projects, John enjoys spending time with his wife, Gina, and their 2 kids, running, hiking, scuba diving and snowboarding. John also volunteers for the FIRST Robotics Competition, helping high school science students compete at national championships.
John was named a "Forty Under 40 Business Leader" by the Denver Business Journal in 2005. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with Departmental Honors from Illinois State University.
Micro-corps: Rise of the Idea Architects (A New Generation of Entrepreneurs)
by John Basso
Micro-Corps: Rise of the Idea Architects (A New Generation of Entrepreneurs) explores the fundamentals of starting a successful Micro-Corp in the age of the “bigger is better” business culture. John Basso, CIO of Amadeus Consulting, shares his insight about what it takes to make a small idea flourish as an ultra-lean, ultra focused Micro-Corp.