John Hamel


John is a co-founding General Partner of Cue Ball and brings an extensive track record of investing and operational experience to our firm. Prior to Cue Ball, John led his own entrepreneurial ventures and served as a trusted technology adviser to many senior executive teams. Additionally, he was also a co-founder of our firm’s founding investment, MiniLuxe. After college, John returned to his high school alma mater to serve as a chemistry, physics, and computer science teacher and
helped modernize the school’s technology systems. John also worked for Answerthink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSR) for eight years where he developed his passion and knowledge for business intelligence and big data. He was an also early technology advisor for ZEFER, one of the nation’s first internet consultancies, which was founded by Tony Tjan.

As a first generation Italian-American, John enjoys dual citizenship. He serves his hometown community as a director of the Revere Beach Partnership and chair of its International Sand Sculpting Festival.  He also serves as a trustee of Boston Harbor Now.  John holds an AB in biology from Harvard College.