John Whalen heads Pact Ventures, a Pact division that explores market-based partnerships, joint ventures, and social enterprise relationships. John previously served as as president of Pact Institute, a Pact subsidiary that works on programmatic innovation, IT best practices, networking analysis, thought leadership, partnerships and productization. He joined the organization as a board member in 2007, when he was president and CEO of Boston-based CoreWeb. Before that he was a U.S. State Department foreign service officer, completing tours in New Zealand, Kosovo, Guinea and Ecuador. He also spent time as vice president for International Strategies.