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A Business Speaker from Chicago, IL, United States

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International Business Expert, Keynote Speaker, Author
John is a founder, president & CEO of a global M&A firm (2005) with offices in Chicago, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Milan. The firm is a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisor to US, European and Asian middle market companies seeking to globalize their businesses through mergers, acquisitions and strategic joint ventures.

In past 20 years has personally executed business development strategies in 87 countries on six continents including the US, Europe, India, Russia and CIS, Central Asia, the Middle East, China, Australia, SE Asia, Africa and South America for many companies, including ABB (Europe), Becton-Dickenson Biosciences (US & Europe), Caltex Petroleum (India and SE Asia), ExxonMobil Chemical Films (US, Europe, ME and Africa), GE (US and Asia), Hewlett-Packard (US, Europe, India), Johnson & Johnson (US, Europe, Russia and CIS), IBM (USA, Asia), Philips N.V. (US, Europe, Asia), RJ Reynolds Nabisco (Europe, Russia and CIS, India, SE Asia, Africa), Sandoz (Europe and Asia), etc.

John is highly sought after as an expert on the new global economy and global business development and speaks in many globally influential business forums. As an expert on business globalization and a leading emerging markets expert, frequently appears as a guest expert for CNBC Europe on its "Squawk Box" and "Morning Exchange" programs where he speaks on critical issues in developing global business, including in key emerging markets like India and China.

John serves as director and advisor for a number of companies in the US, Europe and Asia, including firms that assist companies of all sizes (including small and medium size enterprises) to globalize their business, with a special focus on India and China, to provide financial investment and operations assistance to European and US firms seeking to develop closer ties to Asia businesses.

Frequently speaks on the new global economy and global business development in many forums including the Institute for Management Development's (IMD) Program for Executive Development (Lausanne, Switzerland); at IAE (Aix-en-Provence, France); SuperInvestor 2005 Private Equity Conference, Global Airport Development 2005 Conference, the Dubai Strategy Conference and many others worldwide.

Keynote speaker at the 9th annual China Venture Capital and Private Equity Forum in Shenzhen. At this highly-esteemed and widely attended annual forum (more than 1000 attendees), delivered speech that addressed the impact of globalization on M&A, and new insights for PE and VC exit strategies with a special focus on global integration between developed and emerging market firms.

Frequent guest lecturer at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Speaks to business executives in Kellogg's Global Initiatives in Management Program (GIM) on global marketing and business development, including in India, China and other markets in Asia.

Authored many articles on globalization and developing business globally. Authored a monthly global business column specifically for Chinese businesses in Expression Magazine, the in-flight passenger magazine for the largest airlines in China with a readership of 20 million people each month.

Author of (2) best selling books on the topics of emerging markets and business globalization - provided critical insights and a competencies roadmap for companies to become true "global organizations" to successfully compete in the new global business environment.

Authored two books recently published in China (2005), "Going Global - How to Globalize Your Business" and "Developing Successful Global Sales and Distribution Channel Strategies" (Economy & Management Publishing House). These two top selling books focus upon critical issues for emerging market economy businesses learn to develop successful global business strategy to globalize their businesses.

Earned his Bachelors of Science and MBA from the University of New York (Buffalo, NY) and his Doctorate of Law (Juris Doctor) from Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Some of John's clients include:

3M Corporation, ABB Semiconductors S.A., (N. America, Europe, Asia), Acadia Polymers, Inc., Acme Business Products, ActMedia, Aequitron, AGT Business Communications, American Business Resource, American Cyanamid, American Express, American Management Association, American Management Association, International, (Asia), American Waterworks, A.N. Deringer Air Express International, Applied Power, Armco Steel, Ashford International, AT&T, Inc., Austin-Nichols, Aydin Controls, Inc., BASF, Bausch & Lomb, BC Systems Ltd. (Canada), BC Tree Fruit Ltd. (Canada), Becton Dickenson Biosciences S.A., (Europe), BellSouth, Bergen Record, BIC Corporation, Biodex, Blue Cross/Blue Schield, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Boehringer-Mannheim Diagnostics, BOSE Corporation, Bostitich/Textron, Boston University Corporate Education Center, BostonCoach, Inc., Brighton Corporation, Brush-Wellman, Inc., Bull Computer, Bureau of Mines, Burns Philp Ltd. (Europe), Business Week, Caltex Lubricants Ltd., (Asia, ME, Africa), Canadian Management Centre, (Canada), Canon Corporation, Carter-Wallace, Caterpillar, Inc., Centronics, CertainTeed Corporation, Channing Bete, Cheseborough-Ponds, Chevron Texaco Lubricants, Chupa Chups S.A. (Europe), Church & Dwight, Ciba-Corning, Ciba-Geigy, Clean Harbor, Clemson University, Coastal Distributors, Commonwealth Edison, Inc., Computerland, ConServCo, Contel Cellular, Inc., Continental Resources, Contra Costa Times, Corbin Ltd., Corning Glass, C.P. Hall Company, Crane & Company, CSX Corporation, Daly-Cardinal Health, Danaher Tool Group, Inc., Daner-Hayes, Danfoss, S.A. (N. America, Europe), Datex, Delta Dental, Digital Equipment Corp, Direct Mail Home Advertising, Dodge Trucks, Dr. Ing h.e.f.Porche (Europe), Drexel Burnham, Dyonics, E.F. Hutton, E.I. duPont de Nemours, East Penn Manufacturing Company, Eastman Kodak, Ecce Panis, Inc., Electrolux, Englehard, ENSR, Environmental Quality, Inc., ExxonMobil Chemical Films Europe, S.A. (Europe), Fenwal, First American Title Insurance Co., First Software Corporation, and dozens more.



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John's Speaking Expertise

20 Years of Experience

Strategic Planning

Assists companies of all sized to strategize with an emphasis on strategic globalization.

37 Years of Experience

Marketing Strategy

Assist companies in developing and implementing (global) marketing strategies.

37 Years of Experience

Public Speaking

Speaks at prominent forums about business globalization and what is happening in the world today, and what companies need to do to stay competitive in a global environment.
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