Company Biographies

John Rubino
COO / Founder & Co-Managing Director

John Rubino

As COO, Founder & Co-Managing Partner, John executes the daily operations of JIDI to include:

  • Manages the daily operations of JID Investments
  • Oversees the execution of tasks supporting JIDI’s strategic goals;
  • Provides extensive due diligence of prospective investors, partnered companies & project investments
  • Secures investment sources for project funding.
  • Participates and speaks at networking & business events;

John is a graduate of SUNY Maritime College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a 3rd-Mates License in the U.S. Merchant Marine, and is a commissioned U.S. naval officer. He served honorably as a Lieutenant Commander and Naval Aviator for 20 years. In 2008 he received his Master of Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

John has significant experience as a real estate investor and consultant. He routinely participates as a panelist and/or keynote speaker at real estate investment conferences and events and has been interviewed in dozens of real estate Podcasts. John is a dedicated member of his community, serving as a Knight of Columbus and as a youth baseball and football coach. John is married to Stacie Rubino and has four children.

David Shatz
CFO & Co-Managing Director

David Shatz

As CFO and Co-Managing Partner, David oversees and manages all JIDI financial matters to include:

  • Manages company financial statements and analysis
  • Prepares investor reports including updates, statements and tax documents
  • Assists attorneys with project PPMs and filings
  • Provides extensive due diligence of prospective investors, partnered companies & project investments
  • Secures investment sources for project funding

David is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting & Finance. David established his public accounting firm David H. Shatz & Associates Inc. He carries his real estate brokerage license and has been engaged to consult in personal finance, entrepreneurship, taxation, business and real estate development. David resides in Hilton Head, SC and is married to Shayla. They have three children.

David Rutherford
Director of Investor Relations

David Rutherford

As Director of Investor Relations, David executes the daily operations of JIDI to include:

  • Manages JID’s Customer Relations Management portal as well as marketing & social media platforms ;
  • Assists in the execution of tasks supporting JIDI’s strategic goals
  • Leads investor & sponsor partner relations
  • Seeks to grow JID’s investor base through networking and collaboration.

David graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In 2017 he received his Masters of Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University and in 2020, earned a Masters of Science in Finance. David is a U.S. Army veteran who currently resides in Bluffton, SC with his wife Amanda.

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