John is a Partner in Fortium Partners’ Midwest Region, where he serves consumer-facing companies primarily in the grocery, food service, sports, and retail sectors. He brings proven expertise in the areas of systems integration, strategic IT planning and roadmap development, technology and business alignment, e-commerce technologies, and supply chain. John has valuable experience working with privately-held companies as they execute corporate restructurings and prepare for an IPO. His experience also includes establishing the logistics department and team for a hyper-growth company.
A proven IT leader, John combines solid business acumen with technical prowess as he works with colleagues and teams to identify business gaps and create viable solutions that accelerate profitability, strengthen customer service, and reduce costs. He has experience implementing technology solutions for on-premise, cloud and hybrid platforms and upgrading or replacing ERP, CRM, warehouse management, and merchandise management systems. His focus on coaching, staff development, and stewarding vendor relationships resulted in a smooth launch of numerous projects, applications, and systems. John’s clients recognize his ability to successfully navigate evolving, thin-margin industry conditions as he guides strategy and drives execution.
John graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Economics from Alma College and pursued graduate studies Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University. He is active on industry councils including the Retail Information Systems News (RIS) Editorial Advisory Board.