John Phelps

Managing Director, Operations


Cox Automotive (via Clutch Technologies Acquisition) (3 Years)

Head of Product, Cox Automotive Mobility Platform

Clutch Technologies (4 Years)

Co-founder, Head of Strategy and Business Development

Kenzie Lane Innovation (2 Years)

GM, New Ventures

North Highland Consulting (3 Years)

Senior Manager, GTM Practice

RBC Bank (4 Years)

VP, Commercial Banking


Georgia Institute of Technology

MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship

Georgia Institute of Technology

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering

John has 20 years of professional experience spanning start-ups, large enterprise, banking and consulting. Most recently, John was part of the founding team of Clutch which scaled its SAAS offering to OEM, auto dealers, and fleet companies leading to a $100M+ acquisition by Cox Automotive. During his time at Cox Automotive and Clutch, John held several senior leadership positions across product, strategy, operations and corporate development. Prior to Clutch, John led and delivered go-to-market strategy consulting engagements to Fortune 100 clients.

John and his wife live in Atlanta, GA and remain busy raising their four children.