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John Fees is an entrepreneur, affinity marketing leader and investor who serves as Managing Partner of Access Venture Group, LLC. The company has been incorporated to purchase, invest in, and operate high growth companies that provide innovative technology and marketing solutions to affinity, education and financial services marketplaces.

Currently, he is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of NGI Group LLC ( NGI is the holding company for its investments in GradGuard and Bindable which are innovative insurance solutions specifically designed for the collegiate and affinity markets.

A serial entrepreneur, From 1999-2006, Fees also served as the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Y2M: Youth Media and Marketing Networks. Y2M owned and operated College Publisher, the nation’s largest media network of college newspapers serving more than 600 colleges and universities, over 2 million subscribers and 120 national advertisers. Fees led the successful media business thru August of 2006, when he completed the sale of Y2M to Viacom’s MTV Networks.  During the same period, Fees also co-founded Members Connect which became a consumer finance marketing company that focused on creating affinity marketing programs for education credit products.  The business was also acquired by JPMorgan Chase (JPM) in 2006.
Prior to building two successful start-ups through until their acquisition, Fees served as the Senior Vice President, First USA Partners (Affinity Partners International) where he was responsible for creating affinity credit card partnerships in the collegiate and affinity market. In addition to his experience in consumer finance organizations, he also served as Membership Marketing Vice President at Student Advantage, the nations’ largest student membership organization and also served three years as the Vice President / Chief Operating Officer of the Arizona State University Alumni Association.
Fees is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he received a bachelors of science degree in History and also a graduate of Harvard Business School where he completed a Masters in Business Administration.   John Fees lives in Phoenix, Arizona and is married to Melissa Soza Fees, Ph.D.. and is the father of five children.    He is an appointed board member of Maricopa Community Economic Development Board and also the ASU Stadium District.  He is a founding board member and chair of Pathways to Learning, Vice Chair of Education Forward Arizona, a board member of College Parents of America, the past Treasurer of The Foundation for Blind Children and 5 year Board member of The Spitzer Center for Ethics.