John Denniston was previously a Partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he co-founded and co-ran the firm's $1 billion Green Growth Fund. John retired from the firm in 2013. Before joining KPCB, John was a Managing Director and Head of Technology Investment Banking for the Western United States at Salomon Smith Barney. He also served on the Investment Committee for Salomon's venture capital direct investment fund and CitiGroup's venture capital fund-of-funds. Earlier in his career, John was a Partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, where he was Head of the firm's Venture Capital Practice Group and Co-Head of its Information Technology Practice Group. He also served on the investment committee for the firm's venture capital fund. John earned his B.A. in Economics and J.D. from the University of Michigan.