John founded his first company in a garage which went on to become a national leader in Database marketing.


John founded his first company after graduating from Northern Illinois University. The company, which began in his garage, become a national leader in Database Marketing. The company grew to over 150 employees and was purchased by Private Equity Investors to become the cornerstone of the third largest Direct Marketing Agency in the US by 2001 with revenues approaching $200 million.

Since then, John has been in the Private Equity business as an investor and operating partner where he has helped drive the acquisition, integration and sale of five companies. He currently serves on two boards of directors. In addition, John has an executive coaching business and is a highly ranked speaker to CEO’s and their leadership teams. John’s passion is to help leaders drive growth in their business, family and faith lives.


About Our Team

Convene’s mission is to connect, equip, and inspire Christian CEOs and business owners to grow exceptional businesses, become higher-impact leaders and honor God. Through peer-to-peer and executive coaching insight. Growing toward increased personal and business impact. Leading to an ultimate Kingdom legacy.


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