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John is the regional industry leader for BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group. He has 25 years of experience serving clients in a variety of industries, including food and beverage manufacturing, consumer product manufacturing and distribution, professional service, industrial goods distribution, transportation, oil, gas and construction.
He provides a range of accounting, audit, tax and consulting services. His experience includes due diligence, mergers, acquisitions, feasibility studies, employee stock ownership plan implementation, debt financing and cost accounting system development. His knowledge of mergers, acquisitions and transaction services involving private equity and venture capital firms earned him an appointment to the firmwide transaction services team.
John is a member of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Board of Directors. As a board member, he provides a national and global perspective on the effects of federal government action on manufacturers’ ability to grow and prosper, and assists with NAM’s policy development process. John is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of CPAs and Illinois CPA Society. He also active in the Association for Corporate Growth and Missouri Association of Manufacturers.
In addition, John is active in United Way. He is also on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and one of St. Louis’ largest local community banks.
John is a 1991 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, with a B.S. degree in accounting.