John
Isemann

Currently:
Software, AI, and aerospace for international defence.
💼 International Team @ Shield AI
📍 United Arab Emirates

Experience

After starting my career in finance I've moved into strategy/growth roles for venture backed startups.In 2022 I ran for US Congress.I'm currently living in the United Arab Emirates building Shield AI's international business.👋 Get in touch...

work

I'm good at leading ambiguous and ambitious projects.Whether it's advising and executing on behalf of some of the world's largest asset managers, navigating Sony's sale of a $750M Spotify stake, diagnosing and solving challenges faced by the NCAA, Google, and Red Cross, effectively delivering over $140k in global pandemic aid, or developing a data model that helped increased voter turnout by 41% - I have a wealth of experience synthesizing and streamlining disparate data sets into clear problems, defining solutions, and managing execution.Whether the role is Strategy, Growth, or Operations, I've built from zero to one and fixed broken processes across industries. 🔎 See examples below...

life

In my free time I’ve run ultra marathons, driven across the US, coached pole vaulting, and built churches. I love live music, my niece Landry, Olympic sports, and traveling to obscure midwest cities. Ask me be about driving through the Three Sisters Pass in a Mitsubishi Mirage or "performing" on stage with blink-182.

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2024 Reading

Onward - Howard Schultz

About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks - David Rooney

The Anxious Generation - Jonathan Haidt

How To Know A Person - David Brooks

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

Left of Bang - Patrick Van Horne

Outlive - Peter Attia

2023 Reading

Longitude - Dava Sobel

Elon Musk - Walter Isaacson

Naïve. Super - Erlend Loe

The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz

Long Obedience in the Same Direction - Eugene Peterson

Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story - Bono

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self - Carl R. Trueman

Skunkworks - Ben R. Rich, Leo Janos

Make Something Wonderful - Steve Jobs in His Own Words

Jesus for President - Chris Haw & Shane Claiborne

Gospel Shaped Marriage - Chad & Emily Van Dixhoorn

Embracing Defeat - John W. Dover

The Kill Chain - Christian Brose

The Creative Act - Rick Rubin

Born Standing Up - Steve Martin

Never Give an Inch - Mike Pompeo

Discipline is Destiny - Ryan Holiday