Chief Executive Officer
John is the Chief Executive Officer and a founder of NextJob. He leads the company, focusing his efforts on strategic partnerships, sales and new initiatives. In his nonprofit work, John serves as the President of the American Institute for Full Employment, a nonprofit think tank that develops best practice reemployment programs and consults with state government workforce agencies. In a related business, John has served as a Director for SOS Staffing Company, a 22-state staffing agency.
John has developed model reemployment policy and program designs since 1998, working with state agencies across America, including Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, Alabama, Hawaii and Utah including helping advance the $40 million Texas Back to Work initiative that won US Department of Labor’s 2010 Innovation Award. He has written on topics such as reemployment best practices, hiring statistics, job board innovation, unemployment insurance tax structure efficiency, wage subsidy programs, implementation of the Workforce Investment Act and the American Institute’s nationally-published state unemployment report cards. Most recently, John has written expert testimony for the Institute’s appearance in U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearings on job creation and unemployment policy.
John has practiced law since 1993 in business and employment issues and mergers and acquisitions and taught business planning at the Oregon Institute of Technology. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University, and both an MBA in Entrepreneurship and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. John is IAWP-certified as a Master of Workforce Development. He enjoys job coaching and is also certified as a Stephen Ministry life coach.