John Pritzker is a Founding Partner and Director of Geolo Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity and investment firm. He began his career at Hyatt Hotels Corporation in 1972, and in 1984 became Managing Director and Divisional Vice President of Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. He was a founding board member of TicketMaster, Inc. and Chemdex/Ventro Corporation, and has served as Chairman and CEO of a number of businesses in the hospitality industry, including Red Sail Sports, Mandara Spa, LLC, and The Odyssey Club. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, and is a member of the boards of The UCSF Foundation, The UCSF Executive Board, and The Bernard Osher Foundation. He is also the immediate past President of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation. Pritzker is a descendant of the Pritzker family, one of the wealthiest families in the world. His grandfather, A.N. Pritzker, and his uncles, Jay and Robert Pritzker, built the Pritzker family fortune through a diversified portfolio of businesses, including Hyatt Hotels and Marmon Group. In 2001, the Pritzker family agreed to split their empire 11 ways, a move that was followed by a series of lawsuits and settlements. In recent years, Pritzker has sold off his shares in Hyatt and Marmon.