Managing Director

John Stewart, MBA

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Meet John

John leads the Strategy & Transformation practice, providing management consulting and advisory for clients across numerous industries and regions. He has two decades of extensive business strategy, operations and technology leadership experience from Fortune 50 to entrepreneurial environments.

John specializes in digital transformation and has served across a range of industries, including entertainment, technology, manufacturing and distribution and financial services.

He is a certified Strategic Innovation & Design Thinking Practitioner and a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. John holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Engineering from Penn State.

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Professional History


  • Advisory Board Member, Penn State College of Engineering
  • President’s Council Member, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Board Member, South Bay Credit Union
  • Co-Founder & Advisor, Suited (, technology startup)
  • Mentor, Alchemist Accelerator


  • University of Southern California
  • Penn State University


  • Arctos Ventures
  • OnPrem Solution Partners
  • 20th Century Fox
  • NBC Universal


  • Alumni Achievement Award (2011), Penn State University
Industries Served
John's Thought Leadership
Fender Partners With Armanino to Develop a Strategy for Sustainable Growth
Case Study
Guitar manufacturer learns repeatable methodology for crafting data-driven business strategies.

September 24, 2021
Steady Improvements Fuel Successful Growth Strategies
A good implementation plan and subtle changes, not drastic moves, are the basis for an effective growth strategy.

July 22, 2021
Maintaining Trust Is Critical to Board Effectiveness
Deficiencies in an organization’s performance usually traces to a lack of trust between the board and its management.

July 21, 2021