Mr. John S. Reale Jr.
Co-Founder & CEO, Station Houston
John S. Reale, Jr. (JR) is the Co-founder and CEO of Station Houston, Inc., (Station), Houston’s hub for tech innovation and entrepreneurship. JR also serves on the Board of Houston Exponential, a convening organization formed to grow Houston’s innovation economy. Before its formation, JR Chaired Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Task Force for Innovation and Technology for the City of Houston; and served on the Greater Houston Partnership’s Innovation Advisory Board. By background, JR has spent the last decade launching, leading and growing early-stage technology ventures after starting his career in the financial services industry.
JR serves a variety of civic, faith-based and start-up interests, including: The Roundtable Advisory Board for the Rice Alliance; past-President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Houston chapter; Mentor at start-up accelerators, like: TMCx, the Circular Board, OWL Spark and Red Labs; and Advisory Board Member for the Cougar Venture Fund at the University of Houston; and Co-Founder of the Mentoring Initiative at Cristo Rey Jesuit Preparatory in Houston (Viva Cristo Rey!).
JR received his B.S. from Babson College in Massachusetts.