Before joining APS, John worked closely with private equity firms, privately-held businesses and family office operations as their CFO, including seventeen years with Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) in a number of key senior financial positions.
John has over 30 years of experience in the financing and accounting operations of growing middle-market companies, with global experience in the distribution, service and manufacturing sectors. He has directly led over 30 acquisitions from target identification through post purchase integration. John has in depth experience in the areas of tax, treasury and bank financing, with special technical skills in acquisition integration, strategic planning, IT implementations, and performance management.
John graduated from University of Missouri with a BSBA in Accounting. He received his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. John is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the Illinois Society of CPA’s and is a licensed CPA in the State of Missouri.