With a never ending love of racing!
Global Consultant, Facilitator, Author & Keynote Speaker
Highly Experienced Business Executive - Track Record of Success
John Di Frances is our Managing Partner. He has been assisting organizations in their Strategy and Innovation efforts for thirty years. He offers critical insight into the assessment and analysis of key issues as well as exploding limiting assumptions.
John facilitates the development and implementation of high ROI innovation strategies. He has assisted corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations as a facilitator in ideation and innovation, board meetings, high dollar negotiations, senior executive strategic planning meetings, acquisition and divestiture studies as well as many other applications. As an innovation and strategic planning expert and facilitator, John's goal is to rapidly move the organization forward toward achieving objectives for increased success and long term sustainability.
Just as he loves racing, John also believes that speed is critical in today's globally competitive marketplace. His approach includes showing his clients how to move faster, without increasing risk. He states, "Speed is essential! We can all do things faster and more efficiently. Wasted time is wasted money," and he decries both.
"Business is more fun when you are moving fast. A slow grinding pace kills morale. Seeing positive things happen rapidly and continuously builds a sense of excitement and success that invigorates people. Everyone wants to be a part of something that has significance, where everyone shares in a sense of winning!"
American Bar Association
National Speakers Association
Turnaround Management Association
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
National Contract Management Association
American Defense Preparedness Association
National Defense Industrial Association
Association of the United States Army
United States Naval Institute
John Di Frances’ professional career spans thirty years of international corporate, nonprofit, academic and government agency experience in senior executive and industry leadership positions as well as global innovation and startegy consulting. John has worked with international organizations ranging from aerospace and defense to pharmaceutical; “black” weapons programs and high technology to consumer products; engineering and construction to computers, software and systems as well as religious and philanthropic foundations. His clients have included the U.S. Government, major U.S. corporations such as United Defense, Merck and Medco Pharmaceutical, United Technologies and Textron Corporation as well as numerous offshore corporations, trusts and foundations in Europe and Asia.
John is also an author and professional innovation keynote speaker, addressing issues that are relevant to people and organizations today. John seeks to strip away the limitations of conventional thinking and open his clients and audiences to the untapped possibilities that await them through true 'out-of-the-box' thinking. “Most of our perceived limitations are self imposed,” he states. “Once we understand this, we take back the power to make a positive contribution to solving the widespread problems that confront us as individuals as well as organizationally.”
Ideation & Innovation Consultant & Strategic Planning Facilitator