John Cannon

John Cannon founded SENT Ventures to fuel Catholic entrepreneurs to address pressing human and spiritual needs through integration of world-class business insight and deep spiritual practice. Prior to SENT, John founded and ran a boutique management consulting practice, where he advised for-profit and NGO clients in diverse sectors on growth and financial strategy. As an investment banker for Wells Fargo, he was part of the Leveraged Finance deal team that closed a $1.2B financing for an energy client. He is a former Policy Advisor to the Governor of Alabama and also spent seven years in monastic life as a Carmelite, where he prayed, taught spirituality, and worked in a variety of ministries. John received a BBA (Finance) and BA (Political Science) from the University of Notre Dame, a Masters in Politics & IR from Oxford University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MA in Philosophy from Mount Angel Seminary and MA in Theology from Franciscan University Steubenville. He spent a year researching the lives of 50 renewal leaders in Catholic Church history to identify their common characteristics, about which he hopes to share with the SENT Community.

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