John P. Pritchard
Retired Co-Founder & CEO | Flatirons Solutions
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University
M.C.I.S-Software Engineering, University of Denver
Iowa State, 1982
Wife – Syndi
John Pritchard is a business executive, entrepreneur, and former Air Force Officer. Pritchard is the former Co-Founder and CEO of Flatirons Solutions Corporation. The company provided systems and software engineering for the design and development of next generation air traffic management systems for the FAA. The young company was also a recognized leader and innovator in the field of Enterprise Content Management. Under his leadership, and without venture capital funding, the company grew to $30M annual revenues in six years. The company garnered numerous awards including 87th on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies (4th fastest in its industry) and Colorado Top Company of the Year. Pritchard sold the company in 2007 and retired. Since then he has founded or acquired several businesses in the aviation, construction, and real estate sectors.
Prior to Flatirons, Pritchard held executive and leadership roles in other public and private companies including IBM and Sterling Software. Pritchard began his career as an Air Force Officer and Satellite Systems Analyst. He designed and developed enhancements to the Air Force’s premier space-based intercontinental ballistic missile launch detection system. He led the development of a new system capability that enabled the detection of Scud missile launches – a capability previously thought not feasible. During Operation Desert Storm the system enabled rapid notification of impending Scud missile strikes to coalition ground forces in theater. In a subsequent assignment at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Pritchard conducted live-fire lethality assessments of the AMRAAM air-to-air missile system then under development.
Pritchard is a proud member of Triangle Fraternity where he has served as both Undergraduate and Alumni President of the Iowa State Chapter. He is currently Secretary of the Triangle Education Foundation and a board member of the Iowa State Alumni Organization. Pritchard has also donated countless hours to speak at Triangle events and to chapters, and to advise and mentor Triangle undergraduates and alumni.
Mr. Pritchard holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University (1986) and an M.C.I.S-Software Engineering from the University of Denver (1994).He is married to his former high school sweetheart Syndi and they have two children. Ryan is an officer and pilot in the Air Force and Jenn is a student at Colorado State University.