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John Schweisberger

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John leads Armanino’s Business Outsourcing Services practice area, focused on providing essential accounting, CFO and Controller staffing, human resources and restructuring services to clients in a variety of industries. He brings over 30 years of experience to his role, including several years as CEO of RBZ, where he engineered the combination of RBZ with Armanino to give the largest California-based accounting and consulting firm a hub in Southern California.

John brings a rare combination of strategic, operational and technology consulting skills to Armanino. Before joining RBZ, he was the Managing Partner for the Pacific Region of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), where he was responsible for all aspects of client service and operations in the region for the Fortune 200 company. Previously, he served as the West Region Managing Partner for the Shared Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers and was a member of the Global Shared Services Executive Board. He began his work in the shared services field while at A.T. Kearney, the strategy consulting firm that first coined the term in the late 1980s. When he left A.T. Kearney, John was the firm’s foremost authority on financial shared services and was responsible for thought leadership on the subject globally. 

Over the course of his career, John has worked closely with dozens of clients in a variety of industries, including law, media and entertainment, consumer products, retail, financial services, industrial manufacturing, aerospace and defense, utilities, and health care.

John is a regular speaker at Association of Legal Administrators events throughout the West. He earned his MBA in strategy and finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and completed his B.S. in marketing/advertising at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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Experience

Professional History

Community

  • High school and AAU basketball coach – Palos Verdes HS

Education

  • Northwestern University
  • Indiana University

Experience

  • RBZ LLP
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
  • A.T. Kearney

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer, Indiana University MBA Consulting Academy
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, December 2017
  • Numerous ALA chapter meetings and conferences
Q&A
Q. What is it about accounting and consulting that first drew your interest?
I was drawn to the opportunity to work on meaningful strategic projects with senior executives in a wide range of industries. I’m a strategy guy so I like to know what we are doing, what we are trying to accomplish and how we make that happen. I love solving a company-level strategic problem. It gives me personal satisfaction to see my clients succeed as a result of work we have done that helped get them there.
Q. What’s your proudest moment?
Unquestionably seeing my kids graduate from college. My daughter just finished her master’s degree, and it was even more fantastic than when she got her undergraduate degree because it represented so much hard work, dedication and desire to achieve. My son completed the trifecta, becoming a graduate of the business school at Indiana University, third-generation Hoosier. Those were absolutely big-time moments for me.
Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life
In who profoundly shaped my life, it would be my stepfather. He was a member of the Greatest Generation, fought in WWII as a medic. He saw horrific things. Came back at 22 and finished up college, went to medical school, ultimately delivered me and eventually married my mother. He was simply the greatest man I’ve known. Taught me what it meant to be a man, husband, father and professional.
Q. If you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to aspiring accountants or consultants, what would that be?
The same advice I always give: Learn to ask a good first question, and a better second that shows you listened to what they told you after the first question. Consulting is about asking questions, not just answering them.
Q. Describe your work style.
Empowering, trusting, approachable and congenial.
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John's Thought Leadership
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