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REFERRALS

“I got the pleasure of working with John, though for a short time but with great learning from his marketing skills and perspective towards company sales. Most tasks we think of them as complicated but actually can be solved with a simple click using the right tools. He is a visioner and always wanted to implement what he has learnt in life into day to day business. A huge part being inter personal skills and simply working as a team. Learning is a curve that can never be bent and he was modest even with his vast experience. Am glad to share his vision.”

“John is a natural leader who has a solid understanding in finance, sales and marketing. I was impressed by John's effective and efficient work style and thankful to his great contribution to the company's growth in revenues.”

“John is a highly experienced, innovative, strategic, disciplined and all-round business manager. He has led a strong sales and marketing team of Rubicon to increase sales to fulfill the target and carry on for further improvement. He shared his innovative ideas and new market demand with management team.”

“John was a very customer focused partner. John showed a consistent ability over many years to over-deliver commitments and expectations.”

“I had the pleasure of working with John in a very challenging and ever changing environment. John is a consummate professional and very adept at process improve through leveraging technology and garnering stakeholder consensus across all functional areas. His work ethic and drive are tireless and would be an asset to any organization looking for a sales savvy business leader with a very strong financial acumen.

“John brings a high level of creativity and sense of urgency to all that he does. Working with him over a 10 year time span, I could always count on quality, detail and and a willingness to roll up his sleeves....always a pleasure!”

“John is an outstanding leader with an terrific work ethic. His client relationship building skills were always on display. I highly recommend him for any position where swift results, and productivity are needed.”

“I have had the privilege to work with John in a very demanding and ever-changing business segment. .

His ability to easily leverage technology and improve processes, while at the same time, build consensus amongst a number of stakeholders resulted in successful execution of go-to-market and operational strategies. This resulted in John consistently demonstrating the leadership and acumen required to achieve success in both sales revenue and budgetary objectives. By doing so and coupled with a positive attitude, he continually improved the effectiveness of the sales team and enhanced productivity, efficiency and ultimately customer satisfaction.

John is a loyal and dedicated partner to both his customers and his colleagues, and has a work ethic which excels and thrives in both challenging and "growth" environments. He would be a tremendous asset and benefit to any organization seeking an individual to take their business to the "next level".

“John is a focused and dedicated member of the Executive team. His extensive experience with customers, coupled with a degree in Finance provides him a unique edge managing Sales. His knowledge helped Baxters Canada in building stronger business relationships while increasing sales volumes. John is supportive and understanding of issues with direct impacts to Finance and works proactively to resolve concerns with customers. 

John retains his sense of humour in challenging situations. This passion is easily transferable to other departments and make for a team work approach between Sales and Finance. It's an absolute pleasure to work with John. He is a mentor to many that cross his path.”

“John King, is a great leader and mentor. In my time with John at Baxters Canada his experience and guidance were key to my career growth. John takes great pride in his work and his staff.

“John is strong business leader - leveraging his cross-functional and industry background to deliver solid strategic plans integrating marketing, channel and sales perspectives. He is particularly adept at building and optimizing profit models, and leveraging category management to identify and realize significant growth opportunities. John is a very effective manager of the team, and is respected by customers and partners from the front lines to the senior decision makers consistently. His fact-based direct approach with clear KPI allow him to influence others and achieve strong execution.”

“As a business to business partner with John it was a pleasure to work with him. His excellent knowledge of the of the industry and of customers, in addition to his ability to motivate, was a valuable asset in achieving success for all.”

“John is a top-tier leader and sales & marketing professional. He has an incomparable understanding of the challenges CPG manufacturers face today in selling and marketing to the grocery retailers. While working with John on numerous projects at Cadbury Beverages I found him to be a very proficient, caring and motivated. He always took the time to brief all key stakeholders about his needs and responded to our questions in a timely manner. He had a genuine interest in his team, understanding of their goals - all resulting in much better ROI for the company. I'd highly recommend him to anyone.”

“As a business partner, John was extremely customer focused, detailed oriented and knowledgeable about his business. He continually kept our sales team updated on progress of initiatives, and collaborated with them on harvesting opportunities in the trade to meet and exceed any of their objectives. John was a pleasure to work with and looked forward to his regular visits to our sales centre.”

“As Chief Financial Officer at Iovate I had the pleasure to work with John directly on a number of product line initiatives as well as the Annual Sales Plan. In all cases, I found John to be someone who leveraged his prior experience along with his knowledge of our business and markets to bring sound ideas and solutions to the table.”

“John is a strategic thinker and an enabling leader. I had the pleasure of working with John and his team as business partners while I was at Coca-Cola Bottling I recognized that John empowers his people by providing excellent direction. John was open to understanding how we could grow our two businesses collaboratively. Always willing to think outside the box! More recently, I have had the pleasure of connecting with John at industry events, and these strengths are alive and well.”

“John is an insightful and forward thinking individual that was always willing to provide resources that allowed the field sales teams to be successful. He sought solutions that benefited both companies.

“John has a unique mix of a strong financial background combined with sales savvy and an ability to build strong relationships with customers. He's a strategic thinker and is relentless in his pursuit of both short and long term results.”

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