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John is a CFO/VP Finance (CPA equivalent) with proven ability to position companies for long-term growth/profitability. John has international public company, private equity, family company, and turnaround experience. John has held several significant roles in his career, including:

  • President at Level One Consulting in Palm Harbor, Florida – his own consulting firm (2018 to present)
  • VP Finance and CFO for Block and Company in Wheeling Illinois (2013 to 2018)
  • VP and CFO for Designed Alloy Products in Aurora Illinois (2011 to 2012)
  • VP Finance and CFO for New Star Metals in Burr Ridge Illinois (2010 to 2011)
  • VP Finance and CFO, Treasurer at Reliance Metals Canada Limited (RMCL) in Edmonton, Alberta (2005 to 2010)
  • VP Finance and CFO at Corus America Inc, in Chicago – later acquired by Tata Steel (1994 to 2004)
  • Chief Audit Executive at British Steel PLC (1990 to 1994)

Prior to this time, John w a Senior Group Manager at Unilever International Audit/Finance Controller – Lever Industrial (1977 to 1990), and was an Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (1971 to 1977). John is a Chartered Account (CPA equivalent), and has studied at Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and at the Joint Development Program at IMD International Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.