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John Montgomery, the founder of Startworks, is currently working as the executive producer of a full-feature documentary film about the global movement of business as a force for good, Awakening a Force for Good.  He is also an entrepreneur, benefit capitalist, corporate attorney, management consultant and executive coach.  He is the founder of Lex Ultima Consulting, LLC and Lex Ultima, PC, which help courageous leaders build benefit corporations that deliver superior value to all their stakeholders.

He previously co-founded Chrysallis, a behavior change company that was acquired by Aduro in 2016, and founded Montgomery & Hansen, LLP, a corporate law firm in Menlo Park, California. John received a California Lawyer of the Year award from California Lawyer magazine and MVP and Champion awards from B Lab for his work as a co-chair of the legal working group behind California’s benefit corporation law.

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