John Belizaire



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John Belizaire is a versatile CEO and serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded and scaled multiple technology companies over a 20-year career.  He is currently the CEO of Soluna, a company helping to shape the future of renewable energy development.

Before Soluna, John was the founder and CEO of FirstBest, a transformative insurance software company acquired by Guidewire Software, and Theory Center, an e-commerce software company acquired by BEA Systems.  Before becoming an entrepreneur, John was the lead architect for Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group.

John is on the advisory board of several software-as-a-service, data analytics, and insurtech startups.  He is the editor of CEOPLAYBOOK, an online publication full of sage advice for first-time founder CEOs.   He is on the board of IFG Companies, one of the largest privately-held insurance groups in the United States.  John is also a trustee of Harlem Academy, an independent school in New York.

John holds a BS degree in computer science and an MS in Engineering from Cornell.