John is a results-oriented innovator with a progressive career in building and growing businesses in design, manufacturing, and top-tier customer service. He has a consistent record of quickly resolving bottlenecks and reversing financial losses while defining and implementing day-to-day operations strategy, structure, and processes.
John’s areas of expertise include:
- Brand Management
- Corporate Communications
- Customer Experience Management
- Entrepreneurial Thinking
- Executive Leadership
- Family Business
- Operations Excellence
- Strategic Planning
- Team Building
John demonstrates excellence in designing products for world’s top licensors. He combines organizational leadership and creative operational skills to slash costs and increase gross profit margins year-over-year. He is respected for translating strategic business plans into actionable product roadmaps, simplifying processes, stopping ineffective practices, and motivating project teams to push beyond their comfort zones to achieve outstanding results.
John is also an engaged mentor, recruiter, and trainer with innate desire to set staff up for success from day one; repeatedly turned around underperforming teams with a clear vision and a servant-leader mentality. He has been published in multiple Automotive publications as Author, Photographer, Technical Editor and Creative Director.
He founded a multi-million dollar licensed consumer products company and successfully sold it in 2019. He also volunteers with A21, who works in championing the rescue of human trafficking victims.
John has a BA in Industrial Design from Purdue University, MBA from Denver University and MS in Human Resource Management from the University of Phoenix.
John and his wife live with a herd of alpacas in Central Kentucky at a Historic B&B along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. John’s 4 children and 6 grandchildren live within a few hours of each other (close enough to have overnights and special dinners).