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Executive Advisor | Client Advisory – Advising and Coaching Business Leaders on Business Performance and Strategy

Business Advisory

Advising Business Owners and Executives Helping You Achieve Organizational Excellence

CFO Advisory

Helping Benchmark and Improve Financial Performance

Executive Facilitation

Facilitating C-Suite Sessions and Peer Groups to Enhance Teams

Organizational Strategy

Assessing Performance and Recommending Solutions to Improve Processes and Outcomes

Executive Coaching

Equipping Leaders for Success

Executive Consulting

Consulting Business Owners and Executives Helping You Achieve Organizational Excellence

Executive Forums

Advising Business Owners and Executives Helping You Achieve Organizational Excellence

Keynotes and Seminars

Facilitating Keynotes and Seminars to Enhance Teams

Business Insights

Expert Resources for Business Owners and Executive-Level Talent

Success Stories

Exceeding Client Expectations

Events

Facilitating Keynotes and Seminars to Enhance Teams

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Executive Advisor and C-Suite Peer Advisory Board Forum Leader + AACSB MBA Faculty

John Minnich, LLC

Executive Advisory | Business Advisory | CFO Advisory

Advising and Coaching Business Leaders

Executive Consulting

Consulting Business Owners and Executives Helping You Achieve Organizational Excellence

Executive Coaching

Equipping Leaders for Success

Business Advisory

Advising Business Owners and Executives Helping You Achieve Organizational Excellence

CFO Advisory

Helping Benchmark and Improve Financial Performance

Executive Facilitation

Facilitating C-Suite Sessions and Peer Groups to Enhance Teams

Organizational Strategy

Assessing Performance and Recommending Solutions to Improve Processes and Outcomes

What is Executive Advisory?

Specializing in strategy execution and business advisory, we partner with business leaders as your strategic executive advisor and business coach. We transform organizations through Business Advisory, CFO Advisory, Executive Facilitation, and Strategic Planning

Who is Executive Advisory for?

As executive advisor, we help our business owner and management team clients achieve what’s possible. Our clients are innovative, progressive, and visionary through their continuous growth mindset. Embracing innovative change, they are open to constructive feedback, committed yet balanced, authentic and visionary, and embrace open communication.

What is the Executive Advisory Process Like?

John Minnich, LLC is your trusted executive advisor and business coach. We advise business leaders on business performance and strategy.

Executive Advisory – It’s All About YOU

With our executive advisory approach, we form a deep understanding of you and your business aspirations. We help you navigate and lead your business.

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Core Values
Authentic
Balanced
Committed
Connected
Growth-Minded
Innovative
Open-Minded
Progressive
Visionary
What We Do

Specializing in strategy execution and business advisory, we partner with business leaders as your strategic executive advisor and business coach. We transform organizations through business advisory, CFO advisory, executive facilitation, and strategic planning.

Our Process
Through business advisory, we help you focus, clarify, and execute your strategic goals.

Who We Serve

We partner with business leaders to create a strategic competitive advantage driving business value and growth.

Our Ideal Client

Our Ideal Organization Client
+ Culture of growth
+ Innovative
+ Visionary
+ Open to constructive feedback

Our Ideal Coaching Client
+ Current or aspiring executive leadership team member
+ Continuous growth mindset
+ Embrace innovative change
+ Open to constructive feedback
+ Committed yet balanced
+ Authentic and visionary
+ Open communication

Why Choose Us

The process is really about you and your organization. We see ourselves as a catalyst to help you and your organization propel growth and greater success.

Services

Business Advisory – Transform Your Operations
Advising Business Owners and Executives Helping You Achieve Organizational Excellence

CFO Advisory – Transform Your Business
Helping Benchmark and Improve Financial Performance

Executive Facilitation – Transform Your C-Suite
Facilitating C-Suite Sessions and Peer Groups to Enhance Teams

Organizational Strategy – Transform Your Future
Assessing Performance and Recommending Solutions to Improve Processes and Outcomes

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Executive Forums

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What is Executive Forums?

When you join a Forum Group, whether CEO or Financial Executive, you are connected into an exclusive group of 12 to 15 Business Leaders from non-competing industries that meet one morning a month, skillfully guided by a Certified Forum Leader.

This Forum Leader curates renowned speakers, experiences, and discussions that generate learning, foster a meaningful exchange of ideas, and help propel each other forward.

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Value Proposition

Renaissance Executive Forums brings together top executives from non-competing companies of similar size, into an advisory board process which helps leaders gain fresh ideas and new insights.

This form of peer advisory has proven to be very effective in helping CEO’s and business leaders increase their effectiveness and their profits by gaining advice, support and insight from their peers who have faced the same challenges.

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Financial Executives

This Financial Executive Forum is a peer advisory board for CFOs, VPs of Finance, Financial Directors and other senior financial leaders.

Facilitated by a Certified Forum Leader, REF is a pioneer offering group experiences uniquely tailored and focused to meet the needs of Financial Executives, helping them be better leaders delivering better results for their organizations.

AACSB MBA Faculty

In addition to a career in business, John has facilitated sessions as MBA faculty with Purdue University Fort Wayne. He earned graduate and undergraduate degrees in accounting from Manchester University. John’s credentials also include Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

In 2019, he was invited to participate in a national faculty candidate search solidifying a lecturer role at Purdue University Fort Wayne – Doermer School of Business. His responsibilities to the university have included MBA strategic financial management in both graduate and undergraduate programs.

To learn more, check out John’s faculty profile.

AACSB MBA Faculty

In the Purdue University Fort Wayne Doermer School of Business (DSB) at both MBA graduate and undergraduate levels, John enjoys engaging with current and emerging business professionals on forward-thinking initiatives. John is honored to serve on the DSB strategic planning committee.

He is an advisor to the business community, coaching and consulting with business leaders on business performance and strategy. Nationwide, he coaches and trains CPA firm and sole practitioner clients on business advisory.

To learn more, check out John’s faculty profile.

AACSB MBA Faculty

Nationally, John also leads professional development sessions on business advisory and executive leadership including CFO for CPAs through state CPA societies. John accepted an invitation to serve as (1) business advisor and (2) CFO forum leader for top CEO and key executive CFO/CIO leaders with Renaissance Executive Forums, a global community of business leaders made up exclusively by presidents, CEOs, company founders, and experts.

To learn more, check out John’s faculty profile.

Meet John

John Minnich, MAcct, CPA, CGMA coaches and consults with business leaders on business performance and strategy. John also facilitates executive peer group sessions. He has served in several leadership roles including C-suite as CFO, president of Financial Executives International-Fort Wayne, executive forum leader with REF Indiana, and Indiana CPA Society leadership council.

Executive Forum Leader

As a Forum Leader, John has the tremendous honor of being a leader to leaders; to host a space of authentic and open dialogue, growth and support that empowers the members that he is responsible for. Their success is his guiding force and his thoughtful orchestration of the group will help them reach their next level, personally and professionally.

Forum Leaders are also business leaders representing REF with a continuous growth mindset, responsible for organizing the methodology and structure of the forum they lead, enriching each member’s experience with value and integrating members into the REF global community.

Forum Leaders catalyze the Collective Intelligence of the group, foster meaningful relationships among members and establish an environment of trust and confidentiality.

Executive Forum Leader

Forum Leaders are like alchemists, because they combine different profiles and experiences, which in the right proportions, generate Collective Intelligence and extraordinary results. The Forum Leader is responsible for creating a culture of openness, commitment and confidentiality.

Forum Leaders are in charge of organizing:

Strategies for Success
Leadership Summits / Webinars
Workshops and Special Events

Executive Forum Leader

Forum Leader Requirements

CEO / President / Business owner or equivalent.
15 years of business leadership that has generated a career that makes them a business pillar in their community.
A benchmark track record of success, respect and influence among their leadership community.
Customer experience focused.
Proven ability to lead leaders.
Relationship builder.
Business creation vision and demonstrated execution.

Your Most Trusted Business Executive Advisor

Organizational Strategy Plans

Strategy

Annual Strategic Review

Roadmap, Projects and Actions

Quarterly Review/Coaching

Strategy Plus

Annual Strategic Review

Roadmap, Projects and Actions

Quarterly Review/Coaching

Financial Modeling

Strategy Pro/Premium

Annual Strategic Review

Roadmap, Projects and Actions

Quarterly Review/Coaching

Financial Modeling

Performance/Drill Down

About John Minnich, Executive Advisor

John Minnich, MAcct, CPA, CGMA coaches and consults with business leaders on business performance and strategy. John also facilitates executive peer group sessions.

An accomplished business and financial executive, he has served in several leadership roles including C-suite as CFO, president of Financial Executives International-Fort Wayne, executive forum leader with REF Indiana, and Indiana CPA Society leadership council.

Experienced in building effective relations with boards of directors and key stakeholders, John has an extensive background in strategic planning and execution, business administration, governance, and financial management.

In addition to a career in business, John has facilitated sessions as MBA faculty with Purdue University Fort Wayne. He earned graduate and undergraduate degrees, magna cum laude, in accounting from Manchester University. John’s credentials also include Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Current Affiliations

REF Indiana (Renaissance Executive Forums)

Financial Executives International-Fort Wayne

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Professional Experiences with Prior Employers Include

Dulin, Ward & DeWald (DWD CPAs & Advisors)

DWD Technology Group

Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) (Indianapolis corporate headquarters)

Baden, Gage & Schroeder

Parkview Health (corporate headquarters)

 

Universities as Business Faculty

Purdue University Fort Wayne including MBA (AACSB accreditation)

Manchester University

Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech) including MBA

University of Saint Francis (adjunct)

Harrison College (adjunct)

Testimonials

“John Minnich is an intelligent businessman and experienced educator, as a Chief Financial Officer and as a University Professor. I have known John for several years. He has integrated a diverse set of skills to develop an essential resume. I am also impressed with the level of John’s activity across Fort Wayne, giving back to the community as a Board Member at various organizations including Junior Achievement.”

“John is someone I trust, and someone that I know will represent the quality of work that adds value and improves upon what has previously been done.”

“It is rare to find someone as knowledgeable and dedicated to their work as John Minnich. During my time at Indiana Tech, John demonstrated that he was dedicated to helping those that are around him; students, the university, the business community, and not-for-profit organizations in the area. As I continued into my professional career, John and I crossed paths on a local Board we both serve on, and he selfishly agreed to help guide me through some professional development and career placement. I would recommend John to any of my colleagues when it comes to learning more or developing their skillset in the field of accounting and business strategy.”

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Don’t Wait Any Longer. Future Success Starts with Planning Today!

{I have never met a man more dedicated to learning than John Minnich! While at Concordia Lutheran High School, I saw him not only dive headfirst into understanding the uniqueness and quirks of parochial school, but into learning fundraising and all he could about the charitable, nonprofit world as well. It was hard keeping up with him and his latest class/certification! His planning and willingness to know an organization inside and out will be an asset to anyone.{
Jon Dize
Fundraising Coach, Mentor & Director of Advancement, The Lutheran Schools Partnership
{I have known John for many years and worked with him on Indiana CPA Society activities. He has always been an active participant who contributes to the success of those activities. I wouldn't hesitate to work with him in the future.{
Richard Wheeler
Owner, Wheeler & Associates, PC
{It is rare to find someone as knowledgeable and dedicated to their work as John Minnich. During my time at Indiana Tech, John demonstrated that he was dedicated to helping those who are around him; students, the university, the community, and not-for-profit organizations in the area. As I continued into my professional career, John and I crossed paths on a local Board we both serve on, and he selflessly agreed to help guide me through some professional development and career placement. I would recommend John to any of my colleagues when it comes to learning more or developing their skillset in the field of accounting and business strategy.{
Nathan Kolmerten
Senior Accountant, Paragon Medical
{John Minnich is an intelligent businessman and experienced educator, as a Chief Financial Officer and as a University Professor. I have known John for several years. He has integrated a diverse set of skills to develop an essential resume. I am also impressed with the level of John's activity across Fort Wayne, giving back to the community as a Board Member at various organizations including Junior Achievement.{
Rex Peters
Global Sales Manager, Fort Wayne Metals
{I have known John as a client for about 3 years. He has shown himself to be an experienced and dedicated professional. He is generous in whatever he undertakes.{
Cindy Stehlik
Senior Sales Executive, PrimePay
{I have enjoyed getting to know John, and I'm consistently impressed with his ability to develop positive, warm relationships in multiple communities: Manchester University; the Indiana CPA Society; the Ft. Wayne chapter of Financial Executives International; and throughout the greater Ft. Wayne business community. John seems genuinely motivated to serve, and I think of him as one of the "Go-Givers."{
Terry Bush
Director, Kruggel Lawton CPAs
{I have worked with John in the past as member of the finance committee of a non-profit board. He has strong analytical skills and is clearly knowledgeable when it comes to financial statements, including matters relating to budgeting. He has provided great insight in working out solutions for complicated matters. I have found John to be very attentive to details and consider him a valuable resource.{
Gary Windmiller
Vice President, Senior Trust Advisor, PNC Wealth Management
{John is a generous volunteer, skilled connector, and talented professional. He is always willing to share what he knows, make introductions, and lend his time and knowledge to worthy causes. If you're not yet connected to John, I'd encourage you to get to know him.{
Anthony Juliano
VP, Account Service & Business Development, Asher Agency
{I have had the pleasure of working alongside John in a variety of ways: as a faculty member at Indiana Tech, as a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne (Downtown), and on a variety of community initiatives. John is someone I trust, and someone that I know will represent the quality of work that adds value and improves upon what has previously been done. His energy, enthusiasm, professionalism, and spirit of service is changing our community for the better!{
Staci Lugar Brettin
Associate Professor of Marketing and Management, Indiana Tech
{John and I have gotten to know each other more in the past year since leading the membership development committee for our Fort Wayne chapter of FEI. John's willingness to listen & learn, his pleasant demeanor, and his growth leadership style has contributed to the monumental success of our chapter. My conversations with John are always meaningful and I walk away feeling a sense of appreciation and value.{
{John and I completed a leadership training series together, and John's professionalism, business acumen, and friendly disposition set him apart as a natural leader and engaging teammate. I would love to work with or for John!{
Mike Ripley
Employee Benefits Consultant, Hylant
{I have known John since college and we have kept in touch over the years. His desire for continuing to learn new skills, be involved in the community & profession, and pursuit to give back to others is inspiring. John lifts up those around him and always continues to seek new ways to add to his versatility as a professional.{
Travis Penrod
VP / Chief Financial Officer, ProFed Credit Union
{I was a client of John's firm while he worked for the public accounting firm of DWD. He was dedicated to outstanding customer service at that time. I have seen him continue to grow academically and professionally. And, he's just a nice guy!!!!{
Doug Worthington
Retired CFO, Retired
{John is an extremely cooperative and insightful person. He knows his product and he will go the extra mile to see that things are working well.{
Lynn Means
Payroll/Accounts Payable Coordinator, McKinley Hall, Inc.
{John is a great person to work with. He is very knowledgeable and helped us immensely to get the Sage software up and running.{
Toni Lach
Purchasing Manager, Geminus Corporation
{John facilitated several trainings on Sage/MIP software for our company. He was very knowledgeable, helpful, and willing to walk us through our issues. We are lucky to have him available as a consultant!{
Donna Stefansky
Finance Director, Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo
{John has provided excellent accounting and MIP support to the Indiana Perinatal Network for several years. He is quick to respond to our requests and explains the material and processes in a way that is understandable to all. Without hesitation, I highly recommend John.{
Leah York
President, Talbott Talent
{John is great to work with, he is both personable and knowledgeable. Whenever I have a question about creating, processing, or producing something in our accounting software, he is quick to respond with patience and expertise.{
LaShawnda Flowers
Vice President of Finance and Administration, United Way of Saint Joseph County
{John Minnich has served our organization as a software consultant on many projects as well as on-going support of our accounting software. He has consistently delivered an excellent product for a great price. We will continue to use his services. David Gregory, Michigan Humane Society{
David Gregory
Senior Vice President, Newport ONE
{I worked with John collaboratively on several projects. He consistently invested himself in the project at hand, acquiring the appropriate technical knowledge in order to make the project a success. John definitely takes pride in making sure every outcome is optimal and will do what is necessary to get there. A thirst for knowledge and growth, coupled with diligence and follow complemented with a cheerful and positive outlook.{
Chris Ashby
Vice President of Product Management, NWEA
{I cannot recommend John highly enough, his high level of personal integrity and professionalism, combined with a unique combination of technical acumen and an in-depth understanding of accounting systems, makes John a valuable asset. It was a pleasure working with him in the past, and I welcome any opportunity to work with him again in the future. Stacy Swingley, CTO Altitude Technologies LLC{
Stacey Swingley
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Executive Advisor

 

Executive Advisory

 

Advising and Coaching Business Leaders on Business Performance and Strategy

 

What is Executive Advisory?

Specializing in strategy execution and business advisory, we partner with business leaders as your strategic executive advisor and business coach. We transform organizations through business advisory, CFO advisory, executive facilitation, and strategic planning.

 

Who is Executive Advisory for?

As executive advisor, we help our business owner and management team clients achieve what’s possible. Our clients are innovative, progressive, and visionary through their continuous growth mindset. Embracing innovative change, they are open to constructive feedback, committed yet balanced, authentic and visionary, and embrace open communication.

Learn more.

Business Advisor

Business Advisor

 

Business Advisory

 

Advising Business Owners and Executives Helping You Achieve Organizational Excellence

 

What is Business Advisory?

Through our client advisory services as active strategists, we help you leverage resources including technology and management best practices to align company goals, processes, and business units. Through a collaborative approach, we as advisors assist clients with process improvements and accountability.

Think of it as adding a chief operating officer COO with financial expertise to your team.

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CFO Advisor

CFO Advisor

 

CFO Advisory

 

Helping Benchmark and Improve Financial Performance

 

What is CFO Advisory?

Interactive discussions and reviews of key areas of business including financial performance

As CFO, we enhance your executive team bringing financial executive, business administration and operations expertise.

We also advise and coach executives.

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Executive Facilitator

Executive Facilitator

 

Executive Facilitation

 

Facilitating C-Suite Sessions and Peer Groups to Enhance Teams

 

What is Executive Facilitation?

Interactive discussions and reviews of key areas of business performance

Leaders are responsible for organizational clarity and vision so that teams have direction. Strategic vertical alignment and clarity is key in motivating employees to success. External assistance to facilitate groups towards this clarity transforms organizations.

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Organizational Strategist

 

Organizational Strategy

 

Assessing Performance and Recommending Solutions to Improve Processes and Outcomes

 

What is Business Strategy?

An inspirational and interactive strategic service for owner managed businesses

 

Fresh Focus and Feeling in Control

Our interactive facilitated strategic service enables you to do just this with us, in an innovative way.

You are then able to focus on the exciting implementation of your plans with fresh inspiration and with our support.

 

What Areas Do You Focus on for Business Strategy?

Advocates of cross-functional leadership, we collaborate with your existing team on four areas of business operations: (1) financial, (2) internal business processes, (3) customer experience, and (4) learning and growth.

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It's Time to Start Growing Your Business

John Minnich, LLC is your trusted executive advisor and business coach. We advise business leaders on business performance and strategy.

Specializing in strategy execution and business advisory, we partner with business leaders as your strategic executive advisor and business coach. We transform organizations through business advisory, CFO advisory, executive facilitation, and strategic planning.