As a former CFO of multi-billion-dollar consumer, healthcare and technology businesses, including major divisions of Microsoft, Novartis, and Kodak, John Rex brings real-world perspective to his clients’ leadership challenges. He understands the intensity of leading complex businesses because he has done it himself. As a leadership consultant and executive coach, his mission is to empower teams and individuals to realize their potential by tapping their deepest strengths and learning to live more authentically.
During 25 years in executive leadership roles leading 100’s of professionals around the globe, John cultivated a passion for coaching and developing high-performing individuals and teams. He became known as the leader who put people first and consistently built powerful people-centered organizations.
At Microsoft he led several multi-year cultural transformation initiatives for over 1,100 employees worldwide. Business Impact! equipped finance professionals with the tools to identify and assertively advocate for game-changing growth and cost measures, dramatically enhancing their reputations as trusted advisors. MyLife empowered them to make choices at work and home that meaningfully improved their sense of well-being and increased their effectiveness on the job.
John is known for his authenticity, courage and energy in coaching individuals and teams to maximize their potential. Having lived in Latin America for twelve years, he is fluent in Spanish and holds a special appreciation for diverse perspectives. This makes him an inclusive leader who draws on the uniqueness of individuals to increase the power of teams. He loves to transform what is strong into what is superb.
A sense of adventure is at the heart of John’s zest for life. He relishes exploring new ideas, places and cultures. Family, spirituality and community are central to his way of living. Whenever he gets the chance, he escapes into nature where he loves to cycle, backpack, ski, scuba dive and soak in the beauty of this earth. John holds an International MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.