John Pereira, MBA
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Marketing Officer
As a prior Naval Officer, John earned his BS in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis) and spent two deployments in support of various overseas Operations. Following his service, he earned his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, then dove headfirst into all things Internet and technology, spending over 15 years in management and executive roles for Amazon.com, Ancestry.com and Experticity, with a focus on Operations and General Management. It was during his time building and launching Ancestry’s DNA business into the world’s largest direct-to-consumer service that he discovered his passion for blending science and technology, which brought him to Recursion. John is also a Board Member of Athletigen, a DNA service for high performance athletes. When not working, John stays active by hiking and skiing with his family. When forced to be inside, he’s usually at the local ice rink coaching hockey.