John Har, Principal Consultant
John is a management consultant with 20+ years of product and engineering leadership experience of software and hardware products in B2B IT industries. John is expert in market research, customer councils, strategic planning, product development, pricing, verticalized go-to-market and program management. In addition, John is proficient in product-related activities with other functional groups such as technical marketing and sales.
Most recently as Director of Product Management for Cohesity, John managed a team responsible for Cohesity’s SmartFiles, their then-nascent data storage product. He led the rapid growth of SmartFiles through new platform qualifications, marketing and sales campaigns, and field product training. John also helped the company seamlessly shift to a subscription pricing model that works for both on-premises and SaaS offerings.
Prior to Cohesity, John led product and engineering teams in the data storage industry at Dell, EMC, and NetApp. He delivered significant business success and transformations with both new and existing product lines including billion-dollar portfolios. John also led engineering teams at Electronics for Imaging and Applied Signal Technology.
John earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on entrepreneurship and finance. He also earned a BS and MEng in electrical engineering at Cornell University.
In his free time, John can be found exploring new restaurants with his family, serving as the treasurer and elder at his church, or pretending to be a contender for America’s Got Talent.