Founding Partner, Geodesic Capital and Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan
John V. Roos served as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2009 to 2013. He is currently Founding Partner of Geodesic Capital, a later stage venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley. Ambassador Roos also serves as Senior Advisor to Centerview Partners, a preeminent mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, on the Board of Directors of Salesforce.com and Sony Corporation, on the global advisory board of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Toyota Research Institute. From 1985 to 2009, Ambassador Roos practiced corporate and securities law at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the leading law firm in the United States in the representation of technology, life sciences, and emerging growth companies, where he also served as Chief Executive Officer from 2004-2009. Ambassador Roos is a graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School.