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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. He is the director of finance for his church and has been very active in coaching youth sports.

Recent Posts

Attitude is Everything

While it might appear to be a hackneyed cliché, attitude IS contagious, and your attitude affects others as you come in contact with them. It’s not what happens to you that matters. It’s how you choose to respond that makes a difference, and that’s all about your...

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Tom Brady and Creative Destruction

Super Bowl 55 is in the books, but what if we turned the clock back to Tom Brady’s first Super Bowl in 2002? What can we learn about changes in the business world during that short 19 year period, and what conclusions may we draw? Most importantly, what are the...

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Today’s Estimate

The construction industry is facing a bit of a slowdown. Now that competition is tougher and there are fewer projects available, how do you play to win? For many contractors, the first tendency is to shave estimates unrealistically to win more work. But is this a...

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