John has held various management and senior leadership roles in his Sales and Marketing career, all of which have been in the Food Industry. He has worked with such food companies as Kraft, Johnsonville Sausage, Cargill, and JBS S.A. Prior to his working career, John earned a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, as well as Executive MBA from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota.
Community involvement and volunteering has always been part of his life. This has included Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Food Bank, church activities, and most recently a Founding Board Member of The Luca John Foundation.
The Luca John Foundation has allowed John and his family the opportunity to fill a large hole in their lives by raising funds and supporting those that have experienced a very similar loss.
John and his wife, Barb, have been married for almost 30 years, and have three grown children: daugh-ters Nickie and Lindsey, and son Jake. They have also been blessed with three beautiful grandchildren, Brayden, Noah, and Lyla. Having been born and raised in Northern Wisconsin, and then having lived in New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas and now Colorado, John and his family have had the pleas-ure of many great experiences together over the last 30 years.
John has always enjoyed sports and is currently a very active, competitive tennis player, enjoys playing golf and basketball, and is an avid Wisconsin Badger, Marquette Golden Eagle, Wichita State Shocker, and Green Bay Packer fan.