John Wise is the co-founder and COO of Lovepop. John grew up in the mountains of South Carolina, spending as much time outdoors and on the water as possible. He studied naval architecture and marine engineering at Webb Institute, where he met his future business partner and best friend, Wombi Rose.
After graduating from Webb in 2009, John joined Metal Shark Boats in Jeanerette, LA where he designed, engineered, and project managed high-speed, aluminum boat platforms. (Including the US Coast Guard RB-S, which can still be seen in Boston Harbor today!) After 2 years, John was promoted to engineering manager, leading the company-wide engineering team