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John and his wife, Jennifer, run a Brazilian jiu-jitsu Martial Arts Academy (he has attained black belt status). He also enjoys a good crab boil, instigating a good neighborhood throw down! He and Jen have 3 children: Tristian, who recently made them doting grandparents, Ethel (pronounced ee-tel) is named for her great grandmother who survived the holocaust, and Krossifico (aka “Kross”) their fearless madcap that just make mom and dad happy when he is still alive at the end of each day. 

John comes to us from St. John’s military school, where he was a network administrator for several years, so naturally he has a passion for the Educational System. He recently attained his Bachelor's in Information Systems and Project Management. 


As VCIO, John's role brings additional innovation and leadership to our client partnerships, giving our clients a broad view of their technology infrastructure and a road map for future technology needs. He's a straight shooter and will bring you a level of objectivity to draw on for those hard-to-make purchasing decisions and help technology work for you, instead of the other way around -- saving time and money while increasing revenues.

John McDowell, VCIO

John has many one-off flairs. He is a mafia movie buff, a garage cook, and a hopeless optimist. Prior to coming to Reach, he and his family had endured several challenging life changes. His response? “Embrace the discomfort – it’s where you find growth.” We admire his positive attitude and appetite to grow, learn, and evolve, even in difficult times. As a good Kansas boy should, he roots for the Chiefs and the Royals!