John is the Business Affairs Manager for Aaron Priest, overseeing many of the financial and operational affairs of the agency. John works with the agents to analyze authors’ royalties and negotiate contract terms with publishers, helping to ensure clients get the best deal possible. In this digital age of publishing, a particular emphasis of his has been electronic rights. He also focuses on the agency’s sizable backlist of titles to seek out new subsidiary rights opportunities for authors.
John has been at the agency since 2007. He began a career in publishing shortly after graduating from the University of California-Berkeley with a degree in history. John also serves on the board of directors for Kings County Tennis League, a nonprofit that uses tennis as an instrument for youth development and community building in underserved neighborhoods in Brooklyn.