John is a successful entrepreneur with 20+ years of sales and leadership experience. He has started five companies, sold one, and currently owns two, including Willory and Centsible Water. He has been recognized for building great businesses that afford him the opportunity to serve and care for both his clients and employees. He has been responsible for acquiring nearly 1,000 clients for his companies or employers and over $40M in personal sales production.
John has focused his working career on understanding the needs of his clients, candidates, and partners. He is not satisfied until he finds what his clients and candidates are looking for. Additionally, he strives to grow, challenge, and develop his teams. John thrives on winning and building a successful business that goes above and beyond the expectations of his clients, candidates, staff members, and competitors. This sets a standard for the firm to provide a high quality of service and establish exceptional relationships.
John was an Academic All-American in Golf at Kent State University and has played in three United States Golf Association events. He began his professional career at ADP, one of the world’s largest payroll and HR outsourcing solutions providers. During his time at ADP, John’s diligence and dedication to his clients paid off. He deservedly received seven promotions and qualified for seven President’s Clubs, a premiere award for top-performing employees. Following his successful career at ADP and preceding the establishment of Willory, John joined a boutique search and consulting firm as a partner, where he expanded his expertise into successfully growing a staffing practice.
Married since 1997, John is a life-long Northeast Ohio resident, die-hard Cleveland sports fan with two wonderful children.