Over the span of his career, he has initiated several private–public partnerships with universities and colleges to enrich the services provided to corporate clients and for broader industry needs. His practical results-driven approach comes from his insight into solving business challenges through the mutual application of processes improvements, applied technology and a talented workforce.
John received the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award from the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association and the Duquesne University School of Business, from which he also received his Master's Degree in Business Administration. Many Fortune 500 companies have called upon John for consulting services. He has also led executive workshops and seminars for several of these high-profile companies.
Prior to founding Avalon Foster, John was President of PCIQ Enterprise Learning and served as a Senior Consultant for Delta Development Group.