John is a global business strategy expert and growth accelerator, entrepreneur, M&A advisor, investor, professor and author having personally executed on-the-ground business strategies in 100+ countries on six continents. John serves as C-suite executive advisor and mentor to business executives seeking accelerated global business growth, as well as personal career growth. John possesses exceptional leadership, communications, large project management and negotiations skills to create high-performance global teams and to execute turnarounds and start-ups in competitive environments with specific expertise in developing high growth strategic alliances, and international equity joint ventures & strategic alliances between companies from the U.S. and North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and AsiaPacific.
John is Founder and President of GCS Business Capital, LLC (GCS), an investment and global business advisory firm specializing in international cross-border equity joint ventures & strategic alliances between companies from the U.S. and North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and AsiaPacific.
Visiting, Adjunct Professor and Guest Lecturer in International Business at leading universities worldwide including, University of Tampa-Sykes (USA), Georgetown University-McDonough (USA), Northwestern University-Kellogg, Peking University (PRC), Macquarie Graduate School of Management (Australia), Int'l Inst. Mgmt. Development (Switzerland), University of Provence (France), Damelin College, (S. Africa), Kuwait University (Kuwait).
John has authored five (5) highly noted books including worldwide acclaimed, CHAOTICS: The Business of Managing and Marketing in The Age of Turbulence. CHAOTICS is distributed in 88 countries and published in 48 languages.
John has earned his Juris Doctor (JD) from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, IL., his MBA (Finance) and BS (Marketing) from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, NY.
All firms are feeling the impact of the global economy. They must respond by globalizing their functions and building their capacity to recognize opportunities. Caslione's book Global Manifest Destiny provides an excellent starting point.
An excellent foundation of very insightful and practical strategies to create successful global and strategic supplier distribution strategies. John's workshops and guidance have provided a comprehensive and thoroughly researched guide for anyone who does or needs to develop global business activities.