John Kogan

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John is a director in the Business Outsourcing Services practice and leads the Strategic Finance Outsourcing services to help clients reap the benefits of expert corporate finance guidance. He is passionate about helping companies find success through improved understanding of their own operational economics and by helping them chart a path to their best future.

He has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience. After working in operating finance roles at AlliedSignal and Cisco Systems, he founded his first company in 1999. This began a string of six growth companies, where he held senior leadership positions including founder, CFO, COO, CEO, board member and board chair. Four of those companies were successfully sold, including sales to Wal-Mart and Cardinal Health, where he served as VP of Finance in its most profitable division.

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Professional History


  • Connecticut College
  • Duke University


  • Illumeo
  • Proformative
  • VUDU
  • Encirq
  • BlackPearl
  • Cardinal Health
  • Atlantes Services
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John's Thought Leadership
Blog articles
Here’s how to help reduce deal-killing delays while ensuring your diligence is adequate.

July 14, 2021
Blog articles
Understanding common reasons M&A deals fail can help VC and PE investors avoid a similar fate.

July 01, 2021
The ROI Cost of Neglect: Why Early-Stage Companies Need Good Accounting
Relying on a bookkeeper can lead to costly accounting messes and delay or endanger deals.

June 24, 2021