After graduating he worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. for 8 years in Denver, CO. He worked to help companies minimize their taxes; through his work he became active in the real estate and natural resource industry.
When John moved to Phoenix in 1979 to join Harold Simpson, a property development company, he picked up a few new skills while starting a development company, a property management company and a brokerage company, and even became a licensed General Contractor and Real Estate Broker.
In 1992, John went out on his own to concentrate on building the property management company and the Brokerage company. The property management company grew to manage 6500 units with operations in Arizona and Texas. He sold the management operations in 2006 and spent the next seven years in real estate consulting and brokerage activities.
John was a mentor to business owners during his time in Phoenix, and was a member of a TEC group, consisting of 10 or so small business owners who met monthly to discuss and solve business issues. “I became a student of “Best Practices” and this helped me greatly. As a member of TEC, we worked to help each member run his/her business more effectively,” says John.
“I enjoy helping other business people succeed and avoid making the mistakes that I or others have made. My experiences are varied and afford me a perspective to focus on strategic planning matters. My son-in-law is in the Marine Corps, and has completed four deployments. I have a passion to help military vets in their civilian lives.”
John lives in Austin, Texas.