Our Executive Team
· Joseph Garappolo
· John Rees
· David Mimeles

Our Executive Team 

John Rees – President / Co-Founder

John Rees is Doubleknot’s President and co-founder. Along with Joe Garappolo, John developed the vision for Doubleknot and oversees product development. John brings methodology and disciplines acquired in his 18 years of architecting and managing large-scale IT development projects to Doubleknot.

Prior to Doubleknot, John was responsible for sales and service delivery as a Vice President of Professional Services for the US practice of Burntsand, a publicly traded international IT consultancy. His experience traversed many industries and sectors, including non-profit organizations, government-regulated enterprises and processes, such as ethical drug development, medical device manufacturing, financial services and commercial aircraft operations and maintenance. John’s technical expertise covers the full spectrum of information technology: web, mobile computing, content management, relational databases, and enterprise application Integration, including back-end integration and the web-enablement of legacy systems.

John was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Altro Solutions, an international provider of business strategy consulting, software development, and systems integration specializing in content-enhanced e-solutions. John oversaw all sales and services operations for Altro when annualized revenues were $28 million. Burntsand acquired Altro Solutions.

Prior to founding Altro, John was a Senior Manager for KPMG, where he led large consulting teams engaged in business process design and development of complex mission-critical solutions for Global 2000 clients.

An animated and accomplished speaker, John is a sought-after presenter at educational e-business seminars. A sampling of recent industry and client speaking engagements include:

  • Relationship Management through Content and Personalization 
  • Web Content Management Overview and Case Studies
  • Architecture for Personalization and Commerce using Documentum
  • Future of Wireless Applications
  • Content Management using Application Servers

John holds a degree in Economics from the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA.

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