John (Pathfinder) Lester

fintech, Product Development, and Community in Montreal, Québec, Canada

John (Pathfinder) Lester

fintech, Product Development, and Community in Montreal, Québec, Canada

I’ve worked in software development, product management, product design, knowledge engineering and community building for over 20 years. I have led projects and teams in a variety of settings from startups to Fortune 100 companies, and my diverse background includes immersive learning, online communities, infosec, VR/AR, artificial life, natural language processing and content analytics.

With a background in neuroscience and medical informatics, I developed immersive medical education platforms and online patient support communities at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I co-founded L0pht Heavy Industries, the first computer security hackerspace in the US, and led market development in education at Linden Lab while building out the company's East Coast operations.

I’m currently leading Technical Product Marketing and Management at Oneiro Inc., creating a new buoyant digital currency that is designed and optimized for the long-term store of value. I’m also working as a volunteer on product and community development with Ravencoin, an Open Source community-organized project building a blockchain service as the rails for assets and securities.

My hobbies include being a friend to animals, flying UAVs, and fixing old clocks.

-=[ aka Count Zero -CULT OF THE DEAD COW- ]=-

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  • Work
    • Oneiro