John accelerates the trajectories of CEOs, investors and executive teams through the inevitable confusions of rapid growth and change to achieve their most critical goals.
With 20 years in executive roles in advisory, corporate, non-profit and startup environments, John brings a diverse set of experiences in executive leadership and development, management consulting and competitive strategy. He served as a Managing Director in the Technology, Strategy and Security Practices at Accenture, worked for the Monitor Group and other advisory firms, and lived in the Middle East for six years while working with entities — including Palantir, Honeywell and former White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke — on national security issues with government and commercial clients. His toughest and most rewarding job, however, was teaching British Literature and leading the residential life program at a Texas boarding school in his early twenties.
John holds an MS in Foreign Policy & International Security and International Business Diplomacy from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and a BA in English Literature and Spanish from the University of Richmond, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
John lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and two children. He’s an avid board gamer and escapes to the Rocky Mountains to read, write, birdwatch, stargaze, ski and hike. His compulsions include combining creativity with structured frameworks to find simple but powerful designs.