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John Plonk

Co-Founder & COO

John Plonk

Co-Founder & COO
John graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 2015 with a degree in Public & International Affairs. As a sophomore at Princeton, John partnered with Carter & friends to start a business focused on researching any nature of problem for any nature of company. After graduating, John & Carter launched the Ivy Research Council (IRC), a research membership focused on the most pressing issues in early career talent. In 2020, IRC was renamed to Veris Insights as the organization’s focus expanded beyond early careers to the broader universe of talent acquisition. For the last decade, John has been working to expand Veris Insights’ impact within the 350+ member organizations now served by Veris Insights.
Hometown
Durham, NC
What is your favorite thing about Veris Insights as a workplace?
The focus on continual improvement - I love the awareness that we can always be better and the emphasis on creating more and better ways to deliver value to our members.
Favorite Book or Podcast
99% Invisible
Power Song
November Blue by The Avett Brothers
What refuels you?
A long hike in the western NC mountains - Roan High Knob is my favorite spot.
One thing you'd never guess about me
I went to three different high schools, one of which was located on the west coast of New Zealand.
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