We have known John Frank since 2010, and we value his early validation of T4A.org and his support of our expansion to Seattle. He brings close to two decades of tech sector experience and an international sophistication to the ‘Table. This week, we interview him for Tuesdays with T4A and hear about his experience representing an American company in Europe, the differences between San Francisco and Seattle, and how he views his role as a citizen. Nous vous aimons, John!
[img_testimonial img=”https://www.t4a.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/john-frank.jpg” author=”John Frank”]Working in a European headquarters for an American company enabled me to learn the diverse business cultures of Europe – the Italian issues tended to be operas in three acts, the German issues got resolved on time, and the Nordic issues were resolved calmly without drama. And I made great friends in each country. Along the way, I spent way too much time in Brussels as they developed the regulatory framework for online activity, and built the credibility of their competition law regime on the backs of US targets.
I am a huge Francophile, but my language skills are “moyen.” I am writing a book on a French painter, and so I spend more time reading French than speaking it.[/img_testimonial]