Before joining Evergreen Trading, John began his business career as a senior procurement and marketing professional for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo in Marketing Operations, Advertising, and Marketing Strategic Sourcing. It was at PepsiCo that John was first introduced to corporate trade when he led a cross-divisional and global review and implementation of PepsiCo’s corporate trade policy. Within a Fortune 100 environment, John executed many value-creating trade transactions across numerous PepsiCo divisions, both domestic and international.
Having managed Corporate Trade programs as a client, John chose to enter the corporate trade profession. He has enjoyed a successful career in corporate trade managing clients like Starbucks, Intel, Lowes, Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceutical, and Reckitt Benckiser. John’s current clients benefit from the procurement and marketing perspectives and experiences he gained working in the leadership functions for some of the world’s largest consumer brands.
A true citizen of the world, John has lived in both Asia and Europe, where he worked for Coca-Cola Hong Kong and served honorably in Japan in the United States Marine Corps. John holds a Bachelor of Arts in British Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters in Business Administration from the London Business School. John resides in the Tampa Florida area with his wife and three children.