How I can help you

John is a nationally recognized senior executive with 35+ years of progressive, global experience in applying technology solutions to critical business problems. His success includes turning around failing IT departments, remediation of critical outsourcing agreements, strategic supplier management, complex negotiations and helping organizations select the appropriate technology solutions to improve their business.

John is the President and Founder of Rethinking IT, a firm that works with IT and Business Leaders to help their companies save time and money on selecting the best technology solutions.  He is the former Chief Value Officer of NET(net) Inc., an IT optimization firm where he helped clients enhance the overall effectiveness of their IT investments and supplier relationships.  John was Chief Information Officer of SmithBucklin Corporation the world's largest association management and professional services company.  John also held senior IT management positions at CNA Insurance and Continental Bank.   

John earned his B.S. from SIU, and M.S. from DePaul University. John was named a Premier 100 IT Leader for 2006 by Computerworld, and received the 2002 Chicago CIO of the Year award.  He is a founding member and past president of the DePaul CDM Leadership Council. John is on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Chapters of the SIM and AITP. He is a frequent speaker at industry events on topics such as negotiations, leadership and running IT as a business.  John is on the adjunct faculty at DePaul, where he teaches graduate level courses in IT Strategy, Social Media, Negotiation and Leadership.

To find out more about me, please visit my LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnfisher

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Non-Profit
  • Business Operations
  • Technology & IT Services

Industry Experience
  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
  • Educational Services
  • Technology and Web-Based Services
  • Consulting, Research and Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Education

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY, Chicago, MS in Computer Science

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), History of Religions

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA (CANADA), MA History of Religions

LUTHERAN SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AT CHICAGO, Chicago, IL.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, BS Journalism


John Fisher

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