"Work hard, hire the best people, listen, commit to a lifetime of learning, never lose sight of your values and give back in ways that really matter.”
John Whitlock is the Chairman of Whitlock, a Global AV Solutions Provider, specializing in collaborative technology design, integration and managed services. The company helps clients implement and support AV/IT environments, including unified communications, videoconferencing rooms, digital signage networks, auditoriums, collaborative classrooms, visualization rooms, and control rooms/network operations centers. John provides strategic guidance and leadership to Whitlock, helping the company foster a team-oriented, performance-driven culture that delivers innovative, high quality solutions.
This lawyer turned businessman has more than two decades of experience leading, growing and influencing high tech businesses in Richmond and the surrounding area. His focus on strong values and fiscal responsibility is reflected in his company’s operations and culture, and has led to solid growth rates year after year. Past ventures include Richmond.com, Whitlock eBusiness and Ironworks (now part of ICF International).
John currently serves on the board for the Family Foundation and the Retail Merchants Association, and was previously active on the boards for the Bank of Richmond, Better Business Bureau, Virginia Performing Arts Foundation and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Personal awards of achievement include the Virginia Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young, the Inc. 500 List, the Bulldog 100 List from the University of Georgia and the Richmond Venture Forum’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs List.