John is Upgrade's General Counsel, overseeing all legal matters. Prior to joining Upgrade in September 2017, John was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of The Western Union Company. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the company's legal and regulatory compliance and government affairs matters. He was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Western Union Foundation. Before joining Western Union in November 2011, John was Senior Vice President, Interim General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Freddie Mac from July 2011. From July 2007 to July 2011, John served as Senior Vice President, Principal Deputy General Counsel Corporate Affairs of Freddie Mac, where he worked on corporate transactions and managed attorneys in the areas of corporate disclosure, securities, intellectual property, contracts and human resources. John spent 13 years at Citigroup Inc. in New York City where he held senior leadership positions and served as Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel at Salomon Smith Barney. John began his legal career at the New York-based law firm Brown & Wood.