John Roa

John Roa

CEO and Founder of ÄKTA

John Roa is the CEO and founder of ÄKTA, a Chicago-based digital design, user experience and development consultancy. In September 2015, ÄKTA agreed to be acquired by Salesforce. Roa also founded and runs Digital Hope, a not-for-profit charitable organization that uses crowdfunding to support underfunded international NGOs.

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