John Leibovitz is a Venture Partner with Columbia Capital, a private equity firm focusing on the communications, media, and technology industries.
Previously, John served as Deputy Chief of the Wireless Bureau and Special Advisor to the Chairman for Spectrum Policy at the FCC. He coordinated the spectrum strategy outlined in the National Broadband Plan (2010) and helped lead its implementation, repurposing nearly 250 megahertz for mobile broadband. He was the FCC liaison for the 2012 PCAST report, which described new approaches to federal-commercial spectrum sharing.
Prior to the FCC, John helped launch the Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform working group for President Obama’s transition team. Before that, he was a wireless entrepreneur and management consultant. He started his business career with McKinsey & Company. John has written about tech and telecom policy in the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of Law and Technology.
John holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.Phil. from Cambridge University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.