A master networker and connector
John brings a unique combination of skills and experience to Brilliant Business Strategies. With over 22 years in the retail banking industry, and a BA in organizational leadership from Eastern University, he has strategized with hundreds of small and medium size businesses as well as non-profits.
His tips and techniques have helped organizations differentiate themselves from their competitors, improve their sales abilities and company culture, launching them on the path to success. His approaches to leadership, teambuilding, and creative initiatives are valued assets in high demand within the Greater Philadelphia area. He is highly regarded as one of the most well-connected businesspeople in the region.
His non-profit background includes Chairing The Main Line Chamber of Commerce Foundation, recently completing a 9-year term as a Main Line Chamber of Commerce board member. While there, he developed the Main Line Chamber’s Non-Profit Roundtable and is a past Chairman of the Ardmore Initiative. He has also served at the Executive Director of the Delaware County Community Foundation.
In 2010, he founded Homers for Hope – a charity formed to assist local families, who have suffered a tragic event. His work in the community has been recognized by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce (2018 Presidents Award and the 2009 F. Carl Schauffele Award for community service) and the Exton Regional Chamber of Commerce (2019 Chairman’s Award.) He has also received national media attention for the Ardmore Downtown Dollars program (2011.)
John enjoys sports, cooking, music, volunteer work and traveling with his wife. A life-long student of leadership, business strategy and customer excellence, John understands the value of a great partnerships with motivated leaders who want to create incredible experiences for their customers and guests.
John has wonderful leadership and management skills. He really understands people, and what motivates them. He has great ideas and furthermore leads the charge to see that they come full circle. A transformative individual and a visionary.
John is a transformational, intelligent thought leader. He just thinks differently from anyone I know. Somehow, he sees opportunities and angles that no one else sees and before anyone else sees them. His advice has taken our small family business to the next level and beyond. This style of coaching is amazing because I can get him anytime I need him. We do not need to have a scheduled meeting every month. He is always right in my pocket and I talk to him several times a week about just about anything. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Derrick and Jeanell Morgan
John has been helping our organization for over 10 years. His innovative ideas and ability to see beyond what is normal in our industry helps us create new events and fundraisers. With this new world of COVID-19 making things exceedingly difficult for fundraising, John helped us figure out ways to pivot and not just stay afloat, but almost thrive with virtual events. I highly recommend any organization use his services.
Paula M. Kielich
John is an incredible leader who is extremely creative, kind, and truly driven to succeed. He is an excellent mentor, motivator, and connector. His positive energy rubs off on everyone around him and he has a way of getting the best out of teams. He is a rare find, and someone who can transform your organization.
Lars B. Eller
What I admire most about John is his leadership style. He is the kind of leader who serves -- the best kind of leader, in my opinion. John is about lifting other people up and cultivating a culture of service, leading strongly by his own example. He is about finding the strengths in others and leveraging those strengths for the greater good of any organization he's a part of, empowering everyone to feel that they have something valuable to contribute He is honest, trustworthy, and is a man who truly walks his talk. A true exemplar of exceptional leadership through service.
Sarah Mayland, MS, CPT, FNS
John has been a mentor of mine for over seven years. Not only was he my immediate boss at two financial services companies, he was always inspiring and motivating me to grow personally and professionally. He continues to mentor me to this day as his advice is extremely valuable. He is one of the most influential and valuable relationships within my work career!