John’s purpose is to help leaders and entrepreneurs grow their businesses and careers by tapping the power of their stories.
John is CEO of the Reputation Group, a leadership communication company in Columbus, Ohio, far from the sunny beaches of Southern California where he grew up. Since founding the company in 2004, he has worked with more than 7,000 leaders, from CEOs to emerging leaders.
John has more than 25 years of communication experience, including serving as VP of Communications for Nationwide, The Hartford. He began his career working in sales at Procter & Gamble.
His practice helps leaders in complex, highly regulated industries, including financial services and insurance, pharmaceuticals and consulting, among others.
John's commentaries have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and PRI’s Marketplace. He is a two-time winner of the national Silver Anvil Award, the highest honor of the Public Relations Society of America.
John has done hundreds of media interviews and has appeared on most national broadcast news programs, and in national newspapers and business publications.
For nine years, John has published a weekly newsletter at 6 am ET called Sunday Coffee, which is read by thousands of leaders around the world. John’s Story Power Lab podcast is available on Spotify, iTunes and other platforms.
John is a husband, father, and workout enthusiast.