United States Leadership Training Expert
Born and raised in eastern Queens on the outskirts of New York City, John now resides in New York's Hudson Valley with his wife, Joanna. In his previous corporate management career of over 21 years, John led large Finance and Operations organizations for several global investment banks with roles based in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.
John's official passion for leadership development was first ignited back in 2014 while planning and delivering a customized Coaching & Mentoring program for an NGO based in South Africa. He has since helped to develop leaders around the world from Poland to the Maldives to his hometown of New York.
John holds an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Fairfield University. Through work, study and leisure, John has had the good fortune to visit all 7 continents and over 70 countries. He still enjoys world travel and scuba diving . . . but, most of all, John enjoys developing tomorrow’s business and industry leaders, and helping them to maximize their true potential.
John is Crestcom’s state-wide Area Representative for New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
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"The right person in the right role! I had the pleasure of attending Leadership Skills training for managers conducted by John a few years back, and consider it one of the most impactful personal development sessions I’ve participated in. In addition to being extremely engaging as a presenter, John skillfully..." Read More
, Vice President
Credit Suisse, New York
"John visited Six Senses Laamu resort in May 2016, and conducted several powerful workshops and presentations which had a lasting and meaningful impact on the resort staff and management. His workshop on Social and Communication skills was particularly well-received. John is a passionate leader and an engaging speaker whom I..." Read More
-Marteyne van Well
, General Manager
Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
"In 2014, John facilitated a Mentoring and Coaching program for our countrywide supervisors. The curriculum was perfectly suited for what our staff needed, and they have seen lasting benefits to this day. The blended approach mixing live facilitation, compelling video media and interactive workshops always kept the pace high-energy, optimizing..." Read More
, Country Director
Room to Read, South Africa