If you’re looking for John Mark Troyer, you can find him in a few places:

John is the Chief Reckoner of TechReckoning, an independent IT community. As TechReckoning Studios, he and his team help technology vendors with influencer, community, and advocacy programs.

He is also co-founder of the Influence Marketing Council with Kathleen Nelson Troyer. The IMC brings together people in companies who work with relationships and trust in their corporate ecosystems.

Previously,¬†John worked¬†at VMware as a Director and Social Media Evangelist. Over the course of his time at VMware, he initiated and managed VMware’s social media, blogging, and social content marketing programs, ran their external blog and influencer relations efforts, hosted a popular weekly podcast for six years, and started the very successful VMware vExpert evangelism and advocacy program. He had the best job at VMware.

Before that, John was the co-founder and CEO of a venture-backed startup in the enterprise mobility space. John also holds a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry.

You can call him “John” or “John Mark” (his family moniker), and a surprising number of people call him “Mark,” which he’ll still answer to.

John is grateful to be married to the fabulous and lovely Kathleen Nelson Troyer, and together they live on the foggy California coast. They have one cute dog and two cats, one sweet and one… not so much. John and Kat have a guest room, but please call ahead and don’t forget to bring a sweater, even in the summer.