John is executive vice president, chief strategy and growth officer.
John leads strategic planning, portfolio development and integration initiatives for the company. He also drives corporate development opportunities and portfolio alignment within the businesses, including category expansion opportunities and adjacencies through joint ventures, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. John works closely with business leaders to collaborate on major initiatives across the portfolio focused on capturing growth opportunities and sharing key strategic capabilities.
Most recently, John worked in the company’s Plumbing division, now Water Innovations, as senior vice president – global plumbing growth and development, where he played a significant role in reenergizing the Global Plumbing Group’s core Moen brand, supported consumer relevant innovation, built growth engines in China and digital water and drove M&A and channel partnerships.
John joined Fortune Brands, Inc., in 2007 as director, strategy and corporate development. Upon the spin-off of FBHS in 2011, John worked for Beam Inc. as vice president, corporate development, and then as head of strategy for the Americas Region for Beam Suntory, Inc. where he led strategic planning, revenue management, and merger integration. Prior to joining Fortune Brands, John worked as a management consultant with Bain & Company across a diverse set of industries.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Denver, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.