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About John

John is an accomplished Commercial Operations and Operations Excellence leader who has deep experience within the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industries. After a successful career in numerous commercial and functional leadership roles spanning multiple companies in different industries, John is now applying those experiences and skill sets as an independent consultant. He is able to bring to clients an Executive-level decision maker and industry perspective as well as broad experiences collaborating with business and functional business partners at all levels along with consulting, software and technology solution providers to optimize commercial capabilities and drive operational excellence.

John most recently worked as Vice President, US Region Commercial Operations at BD, a global medical technology company. There he led a team of ~400 associates in 10 different locations, supporting 8 business units and 2 enterprise commercial teams with capabilities in the areas of commercial and government contracting, sales reporting and analytics, sales operations, customer master data management, commercial technology enablement, operations excellence and integrations and divestiture project management. He led the initial formation of the Commercial Operations Center of Excellence (COE) stemming from the 2015 acquisition of CareFusion as well as the subsequent acquisition and integration with CR Bard in 2017. A significant part of the COE formation was working closely with his business unit, IT, HR and other functional business and industry partners to redesign the organizational structure, establish a new culture, implement new technologies and harmonize policies and processes to deliver significant cost savings.

Prior to joining BD, John held numerous leadership roles in the areas of program management, strategic account management, contracting and supply chain over an 11-year tenure at J&J in both their pharmaceutical and medical device segments. Earlier in his career, John held numerous roles at GE and Philips where he established his credentials in project and change management and continuous improvement, earning certifications as both a Master Black Belt and Black Belt in Six Sigma methodologies.

John holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering in Piscataway, NJ. He also serves as a Board member for Community Hope, a non-profit organization that provides housing and support services to hundreds of veterans, veteran families, and people living with mental illness each year, leading their Strategic Planning and Leadership Committees. John resides in New Providence, NJ with his wife Sandy and their yellow Lab Maddie. They have two adult children and an extended family who all reside in the area.

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