John Waters is an investor in, and advisor to, start-up companies/early stage ventures, drawing on his experience of leading high growth, privately held businesses, serving multi-national clients, and successfully driving innovation to grow new business. For a number of these companies, he advises or mentors the CEO and senior leadership team, and provides strategic input on sales and operational issues. He was previously with ERM, the world's leading sustainability consultancy, retiring in late 2016 after almost 20 years with the company. He served in a range of executive leadership roles, serving multinational clients needs, tailoring ERM services to respond to these evolving needs, and driving growth in ERM's capabilities to meet the growing demand for these services. His ERM roles included EMEA Commercial Director, Global Managing Partner and member of the ERM Global Executive Team.