John Burton is CEO of Nintex. His experience in information technology spans three decades as a senior executive of high-growth private and public companies. From 1989 to 1995, Burton was with Legent Corporation, an international public enterprise software firm, as president, COO and CEO. During his tenure, Legent grew from $126 million to more than $500 million in revenue. Prior to Legent, Burton co-founded Business Software Technology Inc. (BST), a successful VC-backed firm acquired by Legent, where he served as officer, COO and director. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, having executed more than 25 in operating roles and in board-level and advisory capacities.
Burton has served on the boards of several publicly held companies, including Banyan Worldwide (BNYN), ePresence (EPRE), MapInfo (MAPS), OTG Software (OTGS), SAGA Software (SAGA) and EIS International (EISI). He has been recognized by the technology community in the Mid-Atlantic with the 2002 Financier of the Year Award, given by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), and the 2002 Earle C. Williams Award. Burton was a founding member of NVTC and is currently president of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA).
Burton graduated with honors from Boston College.