John is a seasoned, action-oriented senior executive who brings 30+ years of value-added and measurable results within Fortune 500 and Private Equity environments. As Practice Leader for Arris Partners, John will leverage and build upon his extensive global Industrial and AG experience and serve as a strategic business partner to our clients to support their business growth initiatives.
John brings a strong combination of strategic senior leadership experience, team-work, and an outstanding ability to be a business partner who delivers results. Prior to Arris Partners, he served as a senior HR executive and trusted member of executive teams and was accountable for HR spanning all continents in both the AG and Industrial Sectors. His responsibilities included talent acquisition, talent management, organizational assessments and design, integrations, compensation, benefits, safety & environmental affairs.
His domestic and international experience includes mergers & acquisitions, JV’s, and start-ups.
From the C-Level offices to the production floor and across all functions, John is a strong believer in developing a deep understanding of each business and building strong partnerships across all cultures and continents.
His recruiting experience includes every function (Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Product Management, Finance, HR, IT, Manufacturing), as well as numerous functional and senior leadership roles that span from “Order to Cash.” He and his teams have also had significant experience and success in helping businesses both ramp up and down in the AG sector, as these are traditional seasonal and cyclical environments.
John earned his BS from Millersville University and his MS from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Michele will continue to live in Mount Zion, Illinois, the heartland of the AG sector.
Industry Focus: Private Equity and Venture Capital