Defiance Ventures Names John Espey CEO

Defiance Ventures today announced that it has appointed its co-founder John Espey CEO of the company.  John will assume responsibility for executing on the venture builder’s strategy as it continues to grow its portfolio and operating companies.


Espey has been involved in various capacities with many technology companies, most recently serving as CEO of LobbyCRE, CEO and co-founder of Levvel, and COO of Nexgrid.


“John and I started Defiance Ventures to help unlock the potential of disruptive enterprise technology platforms.  As our portfolio and team has grown it became clear that we needed an executive and an innovator of John’s caliber to execute on our shared vision”, said Tareq Amin, co-founder and Chairman of Defiance Ventures.  He added, “we have been building our executive team meticulously over the past six months and John is just a natural fit for our needs”.


“I was humbled when our board asked me to step into the CEO role, especially given the amazing talent that I work with on a daily basis.  Our portfolio has grown to four companies and I look forward to working on numerous other in-flight transactions with Tareq, our board of directors, and our senior management team” said Espey.


About Defiance Ventures

Defiance Ventures is a venture builder focused on B2B enterprise technology companies.  It combines capital and early stage investment expertise with real world capabilities spanning marketing, branding, sales, application development, and cloud architecture to help its portfolio of technology companies to disrupt their respective industries.