John DeBlasio Founder and Executive Director, GDP Charitable Trust

John P. DeBlasio is the Chairman of DT Global, Founder and Executive Director of the Global Peace and Development (GPD) Charitable Trust, CEO of Clear Automation, and Managing Director of Bootstrap Capital.

Business and Corporate Leadership

John started his business career in the General Electric Co. (GE) Leadership Development Program in 1994 and subsequently worked in a variety of management positions in GE’s Medical, Plastics, and Capital Divisions. In 2004, John co-founded Sallyport Global Services and built what would become the largest provider of security and facilities management services to USAID prime contractors operating in Iraq, as well as a primary contractor for the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of State (DoS), NASA, The World Bank and Foreign Ministries, the UN, and a number of private clients.

GPD Charitable Trust and DT Global

Since inception in 2011, the GPD Charitable Trust has committed over $15 million in charitable contributions to over 23 organizations globally, with the primary goal of creating more opportunity for others to promote peace and democracy worldwide. John works to combine his network built through his experiences in the public, private, and business sectors to his work with GPD.

GPD provides support to a wide range of organizations through ongoing major grants. Partnering organizations include The Center for the Study of Civil Military Operations at The United States Military Academy at West Point; The Center for Middle East Studies at the Denver University - Korbel School of International Studies; The Middle East & North Africa Program at Northwestern University’s Weinberg School of Arts & Sciences; The Leadership Development Program for the Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos orphanages in Central and South America; Syria Direct; Illinois Joining Forces Foundation; the Iraq Fellows Program, among others.

In 2019, John became the Chairman of DT Global.

Personal Life

John is a Pittsburgh, PA native and lives in Chicago, IL. He is the proud father of Sarah (25) and Jack (20).