Home » About Us » Our Team » John Mayes


John Mayes grew up working in his family’s business. He learned firsthand about the commitment and dedication that it takes to operate a successful family-owned business. Since his youth, John has worked for corporate giants IBM, Lenovo, and Sony Ericsson. In his career, he has been a Global Product Manager, Head of Product Strategy, COO, CEO, and Strategic Advisor.

John has run a number of businesses the largest of which generated over $800 million in revenue. He is an expert in team building, strategy and execution, project management, finance, operations management, administration management, IT, marketing and business development, and international product launches. Since joining The Family Business Institute, John has returned to his roots where he can have a positive and meaningful impact on family and closely held businesses.

John is a graduate of Appalachian State and is married with two children.

Recent Posts

Six Leadership Lessons from Ted Lasso

Happy Valentine’s Day! Ted Lasso is an award winning, hugely successful streaming phenomenon. It chronicles the adventures of a retired American football coach who gets hired to manage an English Premier League soccer team (spoiler alert: he was totally set up to...

read more