As Vice President of Technology and Application Development, John Pelaschier is responsible for the design, implementation and evolution of the architecture of Fora Financial’s core business software. John oversees the company’s growing software development team as it continues to expand its capabilities and services.
Prior to joining Fora Financial, John worked at Hudson Community Enterprises as a Senior Software Architect. There, he significantly grew the software department, which allowed the company to diversify the client base. He also held prominent positions at Honeywell and SMIC Private School in China. John has over 30 years of experience in a number of industries including engineering, accounting, international school systems, electronic content management and finance.
John graduated from New York University’s School of Engineering with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also studied Computer Aided Engineering at the University of Michigan through a sponsorship from IBM. A native New Yorker, John grew up in Queens but also lived in Colorado, Taiwan and China, where he learned to speak Mandarin. Currently residing in New Jersey, he enjoys spending time with his family, running, playing basketball and enjoying nature.