John Bucher is an investor and adviser specializing in wireless communications and mobile computing. Over the last 25 years, he has held wireless-related leadership roles in such diverse areas as corporate strategy, investment management, Wall Street research, product marketing, network planning, engineering, operations, M&A and Ventures.
John served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Motorola Mobility, where he led corporate strategy encompassing smartphones, cable infrastructure and set-top boxes up until the closing of the acquisition by Google in mid-2012.
Prior to Motorola Mobility, John served as a Wall Street equity research analyst in both buy- and sell-side roles. On the buy side, John covered the wireless, cable, optical and satellite equipment and services sectors for PRIMECAP Management Company, a leading long-only, equity-only investment management firm. On the sell side, John was a Bloomberg Markets award-winning equity research analyst and Managing Director for BMO Capital Markets, including predecessor firm Gerard Klauer Mattison, which was acquired by the Bank of Montreal.
Prior to Wall Street, John served in several director-level roles on wireless data ventures run by carriers that are now part of Verizon Wireless. He also worked as an executive for a private investment company.
John began his professional career as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He holds an MS in Telecommunications Systems Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and a BA in Economics from UCLA.