John King

Retire, Former Vice President & Founder at Perot Systems

In nearly 40 years of working in the information technology industry, John King has had the privilege of being a leader in two Ross Perot, Sr. companies: first, with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (1972-1988), during its early and historic outsourcing beginnings; and then as a Co-Founder of Perot Systems Corporation (1988-2010). John has been an avid student of technology, beginning in those early days of IBM 360 mainframes, through the first personal computers and now the iPad age. Along with being an early adopter of all kinds of technologies, he values the leadership-based cultures of these two companies, where he made mentoring of younger associates his highest priority.

He is active on several not-for-profit boards: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna, Virginia; Jewish Foundation for Group Homes Endowment, Rockville, Maryland; and the Year Up National Capital Region Board, Arlington, Virginia.

Since he is an avid photographer, there is hardly a day that a camera is not in his hand and an image posted on a blog, forum, or e-mail message. In addition to photography, he enjoys cooking, traveling, and spoiling his first grandchild. John lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife Mary Elizabeth, who goes by Susie. Children Kathryn, James and John Jr. reside in San Francisco, New York and Washington (respectively).

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